We believe that children start to learn about the world around them as soon as they are born. We feel that the care and education we offer helps children to continue this by providing interesting and stimulating activities that are appropriate to each child's age and stage of development.
Children aged 0 to 5 follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which enhances their individual development within four themes. These four themes express important principles underpinning effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children. The four themes are:
A Unique Child | Positive Relationships
Enabling Environments | Learning & Development
Preschool children are offered planned activities based on the "Foundation Stage" curriculum. This is based around six areas of learning, incorporating: 'personal, social and emotional development', 'communication, language and literacy', 'problem solving, reasoning and numeracy', 'physical development', 'knowledge and understanding of our world' and 'creative development'.
The Nursery has a strong Equal Opportunities policy; we believe that the nursery should be open to all children and their families irrespective of their race, religion, gender, ability or special need.
The nursery operates in accordance with all legislation under:
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- Race Relations Act 1976
- Sex Discrimination Act 1986
- Children Act 1989
The nursery provides a wide range of equipment and resources to promote positive images that reflect the diverse multi cultural city in which we live.
Special Needs & Inclusion
As part of the nursery’s commitment to make sure that the provision meets the needs of each individual child, we work within the requirements of the LEA’s policy on inclusion for children with special educational needs.
We work alongside a number of other services including speech therapists, health visitors, behavioural specialists and the special needs teaching service.
We also have a dedicated special educational needs co-ordinator at the nursery that ensures that any specific and identified work is completed.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development we would always be happy to offer support with any specialist services.
The nursery has a duty of care under the Children’s Act 1989 to raise any concerns regarding the wellbeing of all children in their care.
We would always want to discuss our concerns in the first place with parents, unless we felt there to be an immediate risk to the child.
In this case we would have a duty to pass information on to the appropriate agency.
We hope that you and your child will enjoy your time at Allexton Day Nursery. If however for any reason you are not happy with the service you are offered we would suggest that you speak to one of the managers so that these issues can be addressed and resolved.
We also have a formal complaints procedure which you will be asked to read at the start of your child’s placement.