Our aim is to ensure that all children feel valued and confident in a caring and secure environment. In order to do this, we promote a five-point star system.
*1 To regard each child as a valued individual.
*2 To work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies.
*3 To comply with the E.Y.F.S.
*4 To reflect the multicultural nature of our society.
*5 To provide equal opportunities including special educational needs and disabilities.
Each child’s individual needs will be considered at all times. Each child will be encouraged to develop at the pace which is right for them. The children are also encouraged to be in touch with their own needs and feelings and the needs of other children and adults sharing their space. Practitioners take care to make sure that all children feel valued and confident in our setting, that they establish positive relationships and positive attitudes and skills for lifelong learning.
We work in partnership with parents. Promoting an atmosphere where parents and carers feel they can approach us at any time. The results have a positive impact on children’s development and learning. Parents can review their child’s progress regularly by reading and contributing towards their child’s learning diaries. We work closely with other agencies.
We follow the principles of the E.Y.F.S.We aim to maintain a workshop approach, organising the rooms and outdoor areas for well-resourced and clearly labelled activities so that the children can see where things belong. Children are enabled and encouraged to free flow between their unit and the outdoor areas each day. We also enable and encourage children to do self-resource activities and to take responsibility for the care of the equipment and tidy it away.
In order to encourage a strong sense of identity and self-esteem vital for a child’s happy and healthy development, we will promote an atmosphere in which each child’s cultural background, religion and home experiences will be acknowledged, valued and respected.
We will treat each child as an individual recognising that what works for one does not necessarily work for another. No child will be excluded or disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability.