To provide a safe, secure and warm environment for young children. We are committed to protecting our children from harm and supporting and promoting their welfare. Children find security in familiar people, surroundings and routines. It is therefore preferable for children to be introduced to nursery gradually. Initially, this is with the support of a parent/carer to ensure these first steps away from the family are as comfortable and easy as possible for the child. All these early visits should be arranged with the member of staff designated to be the child’s key person. This staff member will then be present on every visit for several more weeks until the child feels secure.
To provide an informal atmosphere that is relaxed and fun. Children learn most readily through practical experience when they are enjoying the opportunities offered to them. It is important to build on what children already know. To achieve this we work in small groups and one to one to excite their interest and develop their learning processes in a stimulating environment.
To stimulate ‘all-round’ development i.e; physical, cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social and emotional. Social and emotional development, we believe, are as important as the more ‘academic’ skills. We encourage the children to have respect for themselves, others and the world around them. We want them to feel ‘empowered’ to be confident to develop as individuals at their own pace. Also, to be engaged and think for themselves.
To provide equal opportunities for all children regardless of their gender, race or religion. To treat each child as an individual according to their needs and encourage them to take part in all experiences and fulfil their own potential.
It is our aim to be sensitive to the particular wishes and beliefs of each family regarding issues such as diet, sleeping patterns and any other issues they feel are important.