Our Vision

Central to the work of Houghton Community Nursery is the creation of a caring safe and secure environment along with the promotion of equality of opportunity. The staff aim to ensure that everyone feels respected and confident. All children from our youngest babies, to our 2, 3 and 4 year olds should feel valued and able to fully participate in school life. We aim to create an inclusive, supportive atmosphere in which children can be independent and challenged in their development; where families are welcomed as partners and relationships are firmly based on mutual respect and trust. 

Realising the Vision

In order to realise the vision, we treat children as unique and value their differences. Every child at Houghton Community Nursery has a voice- this can be expressed in many different ways; our staff are very skilled at listening, observing, giving them time and tuning into this voice so that every child is able to express their thoughts, fascinations and interests. These ‘consultations’ form the basis of our curriculum in which children and staff work in partnership to explore, create and discover how exciting learning can be.

Our Children

By the time our children leave us we hope they will have:

  • A life long enthusiasm for learning
  • Confidence in themselves
  • Respect for themselves and others
  • A sense of awe and wonder
  • A broad knowledge
  • An ability to work and communicate with others
  • An ability to think for themselves
  • A ‘voice’
  • The confidence to take risks- both physically and in their learning
  • An ability to see themselves as part of a wider community-embracing differences
  • A ‘Growth Mindset’- which promotes a belief that talents and abilities can be developed through effort, persistence, learning from ‘mistakes’ and challenging oneself