Every child has his or her unique combination of interests and talents, most of which are yet to be discovered. We have invested heavily in the equipment, toys, books and materials necessary to enable a wide variety of activities. In this way we can help each child to discover their personal talents, whilst also ensuring their development in the following key areas:
- communication, language and literacy
- creative development
- personal, social and emotional development
- problem-solving, reasoning and numeracy
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- physical development
Activities are carefully planned to address the specific developmental needs and interests of the children in each room. The Room Leader for each room works with the children’s key carers to develop a plan which is displayed in the room for you to see. There will be occasional deviations from the plan, to take advantage of children’s interests on the day for example, but overall this planning process ensures that we have the time and materials available to optimise your child’s development and fun!
Nursery staff keep a daily diary for the children in their base room. If your child is under two, ypu will receive a copy to take home every day to let you know what they have been doing, what they have eaten, nappy changes and the times that they have slept. For older children it highlights anything interesting that has happened that day for discussion when you collect your child. Each child’s developmental progress is also recorded regularly as part of their unique story for discussion with you and to ensure that over time your child is reaching his or her full potential. These will be shared more fully during parent weeks.
During all activities, children are encouraged to care for and respect each other and to become increasingly self-reliant as they learn to dress and feed themselves, and to help tidy up after activities. We aim to ensure that both boys and girls grow up confident and caring.