THE UNIQUE CHILD
At Tiny Tots Nursery treating each child as an individual is central to our care. We want each child that comes to us to have a happy first experience of nursery life.
All children will be welcomed and included, respected and listened to. Our nursery team will promote positive attitudes to diversity and differences in the group, valuing the contribution and achievement of all.
We have a settling in procedure that includes a comprehensive application pack and entry profile so we can learn about your child before they start attending, free settling-in sessions for each child and a 1:1 introduction session between the parent and manager to ensure we answer all of your questions and capture all the relevant information not only in writing but face to face.
We have stringent health and safety and risk assessment procedures that all staff know and follow. These policies are available for you to review in the parents’ folder at the nursery – ask the manager if you would like to see it.
Every child will be allocated a key person who will form a close relationship with them, spending 1:1 time and ensuring they are safe, happy and well-looked after. They will deliver personalised learning and development, monitoring progress and adapting activities and play as the child learns and develops. One of our priorities is to build close relationships with our parents, to share information about their child and communicate regularly. We view our relationship as a partnership to ensure your child is happy and progressing well.
Our nursery and facilities provide the optimum surroundings and resources for your child to learn through play. Our nursery team will bring the facilities and toys to life with monthly topics, changing and developing the nursery around the topic. We have a regular calendar of events that celebrate cultural diversity and understanding through a wide array of experiences both inside and outside in the fresh air when possible.
Learning and Development
The ‘Development Matters’ document sets out the pathways of children’s development in broad ages and stages. However, we must always remember that each child is unique and that the actual learning of young children is not neat and orderly. At Tiny Tots Nursery we will make sure that our highly qualified teachers use their skills to support your child and to use these pathways to help assess their level of development and to then, further challenge each one.
Our nursery environment is filled with resources and materials that cover all areas of learning and development to engage children in discussion and play. We see staff as “co-learners,” who observes and documents learning, and guides a negotiated curriculum through projects that build upon the interests and ideas of the children. We encourage learning in a social context, where communication, relationships and cooperation lead to exploration and enjoyment of learning. Communication and Language, together with other important skills are interwoven through the progression of our monthly topics. Group interactions are a particular focus where the children enjoy group circle times with music, singing, stories, topic chats, show & share, and sessions for praising achievements, as well as smaller key group times and regular introduction and welcome sessions every morning.
Children learn individually and with others through play. We will offer our children a curriculum based on learning through play, which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and supports all aspects of their learning and development.
By providing a safe and secure environment for them to try new things, the children in our care can explore and develop their skills and their sense of the world around them without fear of failure, building their confidence and enjoyment of learning.