Our philosophy is that every child should be recognised as a unique individual and the relationships the children develop with each other and with experienced adults are identified as central to their happiness which in turn, lays the best foundations for their future.
What our nursery aims to achieve:
- To Provide a Caring and Safe Environment
- Respect for Others
- Positive Attitudes
- Appreciation for Other People’s Cultures
Our aim is to provide a caring and stimulating environment in which everyone has the desire to succeed and to develop strong partnerships with home, the community and the setting to provide firm foundations on which our children’s development can build. Each child will acquire positive attitudes, values and beliefs while developing and understanding of, and respect for, other people’s cultures. We aim to promote independence by ensuring each child has the opportunities to apply themselves to tasks which are important and relevant to them as an individual, using a wide variety of appropriate resources, equipment and support in a secure indoor and outdoor environment. This will enable them to develop enquiring minds, encouraging independent thought and develop the ability to make reasoned choices while experiencing personal achievement and appreciating the achievement of others.
We are constantly improving our outdoor area which we believe to be a very important part of children’s learning and wellbeing. Providing the children with a balance of both child initiated and adult lead activities both indoors and outdoors provides a stimulating environment in which children are able to explore and learn through their play.
Baby Gems- Session times are charged at a rate of £4:50 per hour.
8:00am -5:00pm Full Day,
9:00am – 3:00pm Short Day,
Little Gems and Big Gems – Sessions times are charged at a rate of £4:00 per hour.
Education Sessions run between 9:00am – 11.30am and 12.30pm-3:00pm
The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage working towards the Early Learning Goals. The curriculum is play based and encourages the children to develop through seven areas of learning and development and prepare the children for integration into Primary School. The sessions are a balance of child initiated activities and adult led activities both indoors and outdoors.
(Children are entitled to 15 and 30 hours government funded places)
Breakfast Club is available from 7:30 am- 8:15am (£6:00) for children over 3 years and from 8:00am for under 3’s
After School club is available from 3:00pm- 6:00pm (£12:00) for children over 3 years and until 5:00pm for under 3’s