We offer a relaxed atmosphere and a balanced mix of structured activities and free play, confidence and a desire to learn are nurtured in each individual child. We are very proud of our children as we help to nurture them and prepare them for school. Our preschool children have childcare provided until the last working nursery day in August before they start school that September.
Children’s play and interests are carefully observed in order to monitor their progress, access individual needs, and appropriately plan the child’s next step in their learning and development. The curriculum is child-centred; it arises from the interests of the children. Staffs have trained in the Reggio Emilia approach. This approach is based on the belief that children construct their own theories and knowledge, through the relationships that they build with other people, and the surrounding environment.
Quote: ‘Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colours.’ Reggio Emilia.
The team celebrates all the achievements of the children and they are encouraged to ask questions and express discoveries, as play and talk are the main ways they learn. The team actively encourages the children to take part in planning their activities, this results in a greater enthusiasm for what they are doing and pride in their own achievements, it also greatly enhances confidence.