First days are daunting! It may be the child's first experience of separating from the most important people in their short lives. We seek to make this transition as smooth as possible, both for child and parent. A flexible approach enables us to cater for each child and family individually, as we work together to ensure that children feel secure and happy.
Each child is assigned a key person who bonds with and takes care of the needs of your child. As the children start to settle, we help each child to feel that he/she belongs and is important. We listen to the children and respect their thoughts, ideas and views. As each child becomes more confident and independent, they start to explore, venturing further from the security of their key person.
All children have a natural desire to learn, they just do so at their own individual pace. As we provide the right environment, the children start to develop their own relationships, to learn new skills, to write, draw, read, hop, skip and keep a rhythm but in their own time and their own way. We recognise that all children are different and, as we get to know each child closely, we monitor and plan for each child’s individual development and progress.
Our aim is that all children at Toddletown Nursery will fulfill their potential. We encourage children to become active learners who, by asking questions, gain confidence as they explore the world around them. Children are naturally curious; we aim to foster that curiosity through well-planned and well-resourced activities in a stimulating environment.
We value and promote play as a meaningful method of learning. Every day is different! Throughout the morning, the children will be engrossed in a variety of activities, both adult-led and child-initiated. During free play, they may choose from activities, including creative / messy play, construction, small world, role play, sand, water, play dough or the more contemplative book corner.
By the time children leave Toddletown Nursery, we hope that they will be secure, confident and well rounded little people who are ready to move on to their next setting.