A high quality, safe and secure childcare provision for young children based within a natural environment both indoors and outdoors.
Good range of resources easy to handle, housed and displayed in natural wood and wicker baskets that are attractively displayed in defined zones for children to play and explore.
Promotes active/discovery learning with key person approach building solid relationships with parents and carers.
We provide equality of opportunity through a rich diversity of resources both indoors and outdoors.
Provides sensory and messy play with suitable clothing.
Highly qualified team of practitioners with a vision for the future – all 4 staff have childcare qualifications.
Welcoming environment through key person approach and "Good morning Circle" acknowledgement of each child.
Environment will be changed to support needs of the children and to sustain their interest.
A happy home from home ethos that results in an inclusive practice.
Works to EYFS Curriculum – child-led with knowledgeable adults that scaffold their learning. Adopted the 'in the moment planning' approach to learning and development
Extended activities in the outdoors that supports individual learning and interests.
Observation and assessment through knowledge of child development – links to EYFS
Parent partnership is encouraged to share the learning.
Book loan system for parents and children, chatter cards to encourage communication.
Sharing of children's learning stories and individual planning. In the moment planning approach.
Acknowledgement of children's learning styles.
Views of parents considered through ideas and comments as well as questionnaires.
Works with parents and the wider community as well as other professionals (Safeguarding)
Extra activities parties, birthdays and special days celebrated.
Individual snack to encourage healthy eating.
Staff training through continued professional development.
Policy documents reviewed and updated annually to maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all.
Outside we have a safe and secure perimeter fence around the site, enclosed inner barriers provides a range of outdoor equipment ensuring a pleasant place for children to explore their environment. This area houses sand, water, small world play, role play, exploration, planting and digging area, wheeled toys and building blocks. This forms easy free flow from the main building.
The Pre School offers further scope in the outdoors with access to a large field area for further gross motor skills such as running, ball skills as well as exploring trees and camping. Outdoor clothing is provided for all weathers.