Every parent wants to give their child the best possible start as they take their First Steps to Learning and we are here to support you to reach for the stars together.
Our settings are committed to providing children with the very best care and early years education in a high quality and stimulating environment. Our staff are highly qualified, experienced individuals who believe that all children should be nurtured, valued and respected.
‘The brain of a toddler is fizzing with activity. But all this activity is happening in a brain not yet equipped to make sense of it. In the second and third years of life the brain is still developing very quickly but this development is now focused on organising all the frantic activity going on in the toddler brain.’
Amazing facts about the growing brain • A baby is born with all of the brain cells they will need for their life time (100 billion) • A baby’s brain processes information about 16 times slower than the adult brain • A baby’s brain doubles in weight and size in the first year • At times in the first 2 years of life the brain is making a million connections every second • In the first 3 years the brain is growing more rapidly than it ever will again • ‘Resting periods’, when the brain is less involved with external tasks but is nonetheless very active, are important in development • ‘We can therefore conceive sleep, not just as a rest period , but also as a cognitive process in which activity in certain brain regions play a critical role in learning and memory throughout a lifetime. • Connections between brain cells continue to develop through the life time.
To provide quality care and comfort in a safe and stimulating environment where childrens’ individual needs are supported.
To provide experiences for children and their families where everyone feels valued and respected
To promote self-discovery, exploration and curiosity towards learning through play in an inclusive environment with opportunities for everyone to learn
To provide opportunities for creative and imaginative play where we encourage children to explore their emotions and own identity and help build their self-esteem.
To encourage community engagement and to celebrate and explore the diverse and cultural world around us.
To promote independence and help build community resilience through positive partnerships and working together.
To promote and endorse an ethos of equal opportunities for everyone where they feel valued and respected within our nursery community.