We inspire children to learn through our educational programmes, and the activities we offer. We want them to ask questions, be curious to find out more, and deepen their knowledge and understanding.
We create an environment where children form secure, warm, and loving relationships with Key Teachers and other children. Our routines enable children to explore and discover independently. We support our children to develop emotional resilience; to feel good about themselves and be proud of their achievements.
These are the attributes we want our children to achieve by the time they start school:
➢ Curiosity and a desire to find out more
➢ Independence and ability to take care of own needs
➢ Problem-solving skills
➢ A ‘can-do’ approach
➢ Ability to reason and make choices
➢ Able to make friends and form secure relationships with others
➢ A knowledge of the community and the lives of others
➢ The development of a healthy lifestyle
➢ To have a voice and be heard by others
➢ An investigatory mindset and willingness to find new ways to explore and create
➢ Confidence to take risks and awareness of how to behave and act safely
➢ An understanding of the wider world, seasonal change, and the natural environment
➢ Respect for the environment and our role in supporting a sustainable lifestyle
➢ Ability to manage feelings and emotions
➢ To show empathy for others
➢ Motivation to succeed
➢ Perseverance to try again
➢ Ability to listen carefully, ask questions to find out more, and follow instructions
➢ Exploratory skills – to ‘have a go’
➢ Sustained concentration and focus
➢ Confident and fluent communicator
➢ Willingness to support others
Our teaching, educational programmes, and pedagogical influences ensure these skills begin from the youngest age. These are built upon with increased challenge, sequencing, and relevant progression, based on each child’s abilities, throughout the nursery.
Our Educators consolidate children’s understanding by revisiting topics, checking understanding, and offering varied experiences to ensure that each child develops in each area.