Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.
Our setting plans and provides a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the seven areas of learning and development. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and in others an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity.
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. We aim to use our garden space as often as possible where the children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities.
Our last Ofsted inspection was in 2016 and we were delighted to achieve the grade of outstanding in all categories.
To see our report please go to our Ofsted report here.
Here are some of our highlights:
Teaching is exceptionally strong. Children quickly become very confident learners who independently play and explore and make excellent progress.
Parents are very successfully involved at every stage in assessing their children’s progress. They gain a clear understanding of how well their children learn and develop.
Staff support all children exceptionally well in their learning. Children’s individual needs are met extremely well. Children are able to learn and develop at their own pace.
Regular self-evaluation by the staff ensures that any priorities for future development are promptly identified and acted upon, which results in a service that is responsive to the needs of the parents.
Policies and Procedures:
A copy of our latest policies and procedures is available at the setting. We work together with our families to ensure this document enables us to provide a safe, quality service for its members and the local community. It is reviewed anually and more frequently with changes in legislation. We email it to our parents requesting they take time to read through.
This document is stored in the hall foyer when pre-school is open. It sets out the aims and objectives of the setting, our management structure, staffing details, the curriculum and much more. We encourage you to take a few moments to have a look at the folder.
We have procedures in place for the recording and sharing of information data about you and your child that is compliant with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) as follows:
The data is we collect is
Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject [you and your family]
Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed for other purposes incompatible with those purposes.
Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which data is processed.
Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Kept in a form that permits identification of data subjects [you and your family] for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed.
Processed in a way that ensures appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.