Learning and Development
The Government has created a format for care and education entitled "The Early Years Foundation Stage" (EYFS). Even as a private day Nursery, we are obliged to adhere to the requirements of the EYFS, and to use the developmental stages the Government has identified to assess the progress children at Nursery are making. We regard the EYFS as an excellent starting point for guiding our professional practice and we work extremely hard to ensure that we are working to the highest possible standard in doing so. The advantage for children is that their Reception year at school will follow the same EYFS curriculum, so there is good continuity between their experience at Nursery, and what they will experience at school. Throughout all groups, we plan for the children's development in accordance with the EYFS. We spend time nurturing the children, helping them to reach their individual milestones in a fun and active way, striving to give all the children a constantly changing array of experiences.
We genuinely view ourselves as working in true partnership with parents. We encourage parents to play an active role in the children's time at Nursery, and truly value our interaction with parents. You and your child will benefit from a staff member who is devoted to you and your child as a focal point for their time at Nursery - the person you can turn to for advice, information or support, someone who knows you and your child. Each child will have their own individual Development Record, which will detail their achievements and steps forward though childhood. We invite you to complete this with us by sharing with us what you see your child doing at home, whilst we share with you what they achieve at Nursery. The best communication is two-way. Staff are always available to talk with parents about the progress of their children and we actively encourage parents to enter into a dialogue with us in a way that they feel comfortable. Parents are ALWAYS invited to come in to Nursery to chat to us, formally or informally, at any time.