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Our Approach

How parents take part in the nursery

Our nursery recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children.

All of the staff see themselves as 'partners with parents' in providing care and education for their child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the nursery a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

  • Exchanging knowledge about their children's needs
  • Activities, interests and progress with the staff
  • Their own special interests with the children
  • In community activities
  • Friendships with other parents

Key persons and your child

Our nursery uses a 'key person' approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's 'key person' will be the member of staff who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the nursery, the 'key person' will help your child to settle and will help your child to benefit from the nursery's activities.

The nursery's timetable and routines

ABC Day Nursery Ltd believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in the nursery are provided in ways that:

  • Help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the nursery
  • Ensure the safety of each child/children
  • Help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group
  • Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.

The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities

The day

The nursery organises the day so that children can take part in a variety of activities. These take into account the children's changing energy levels throughout the day. The nursery caters for children's individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them.

ABC Day Nursery Ltd delivers an excellent provision for children with additional needs, with key staff having completed training and having gained experience of providing care and education for children with such needs.

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