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Our Aims

Our setting aims to:

 §  provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;

§  work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;

§  add to the life and well-being of the local community; and

§  offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

 

Parents

 You are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:

§  valued and respected;

§  kept informed;

§  consulted;

§  involved; and

§  included at all levels.

As a voluntary managed setting, we also depend on the goodwill of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on you for your support and commitment.

 

Children's development and learning

 We aim to ensure that each child:

§  is in a safe and stimulating environment;

§  is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer helpers;

§  has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;

§  has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress;

§  is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do;

§  is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop; and

§  is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers.

 

 The Early Years Foundation Stage

Provision for the development and learning of children from birth to 5 years is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (“EYFS”). Our provision reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage:

 §  A Unique Child

Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

 §  Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

 §  Enabling Environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.

 §  Learning and Development

 Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.