Community Children are encouraged to respect their family, cultures and religious beliefs of others and accept diverse needs and backgrounds of all children in the nursery and the wider community.
Creativity We use a range of natural resources for children to experience and investigate through their senses. There is no end product; therefore children may work cooperatively with other children on a project. This means that they won’t always bring something home. It is the process that is important.
Values Children are encouraged to be respectful and kind to each other and the environment. We choose a different value each month to focus on.
Every child is an individual. Staff observe children’s interests and record them. Photographs are taken to evidence children’s learning and these are compiled in a Learning Journey. Parents may ask to see these at any time and add written information or photographs from home if they wish. The books are given to parents when the child leaves the nursery.
Children’s progress is recorded against the EYFS and this is passed on to the allocated school when the child is 4 years old as a continuation of their education.
Communication and Dialogue
We provide activities that encourage children to speak, listen and learn letters and sounds through Phonics. This helps to extend vocabulary and children learn to take turns in speech and respect the views of others.
Child Initiated Learning Children choose what to play with staff observing the children and planning activities around each child’s interests. This ensures that children’s learning is progressing and that their voice is heard.
Exploration of the environment The learning environment is very important and children need to use real objects. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that resources are meaningful and challenging both inside and outside. All activities are open ended so that children can re-visit them throughout the day. We have free-flow from inside to out and room to room throughout.