Our aims and objectives
Our aim is to provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age in a happy, safe and enriching environment. We see each child as an individual whom we seek to develop at a rate that is appropriate for him or her. We believe that we shall achieve this by:
- nurturing a lasting enthusiasm for learning
- developing independence
- encouraging a caring attitude
- building self esteem
- adding to the life and well-being of the local community
- offering children and their parents/carers a service that promotes equality and values diversity
- working in partnership with parents/carers to help children to learn and develop
The early years of a child’s life are vitally important, as this is when the foundations are laid for the rest of their lives. We believe that parents/carers are the main educators of their children and that is why we seek to involve parents as much as possible in our activities. That way we can all work together for the benefit of each child.
We are pleased to arrange visits for parents/carers of prospective pre-school children and we encourage parents/carers to call in or telephone to arrange a mutually convenient date and time. We can then ensure we are able to give our undivided attention during the visit.
Children’s development and learning
The provision for children’s development and learning is guided by The Early Years Foundation Stage (DCFS 2007). From September 2008 the Early Years Foundation Stage became law. This brings together Birth to Three Matters and the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage. Our provision reflects the four key themes and 16 commitments of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
How we provide for development and learning
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our pre-school helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.
Special Educational Needs. As part of the pre-school’s policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have. The pre-school works to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001 and 2010 up-dates).