About Us

 

 

Our pedagogy is:

 

  • Rooted in our values and beliefs about what we want for children
  • Informed by our understanding of how children learn and develop and the practices through which we can enhance that process
  • Reflected within the nursery environment, both indoors and outdoors, that we provide
  • Supported by knowledge, theory and experience
     

 

 

Our shared values and beliefs

We understand that:

 

  • Children are born ready, able and eager to learn and that they actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them.
  • Development depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments
  • Building a partnership with parents and carers, based upon warm, trusting relationships, supports children’s development and learning
  • If we want to know who children are and what they can do we need to ensure we are giving them the opportunities to show us.

 

 

 

Within our practice we prioritize:

 

  • Using our developing understanding of the ‘The characteristics of effective teaching and learning’ (Stewart, 2011) as a starting point for thinking about the provision we make for the children in our setting
  • Gaining greater understanding of the individual child through observation, documentation and reflection
  • Using this knowledge and understanding to make decisions about how we can best support the child’s development and learning
  • Ensuring the environment, both emotional and physical, offers each child appropriate challenge.

About Us