Our philosopy in Early years is that all children are individuals. Our learning style is to play to the strengths of all children. We believe that all children should have the chance to learn in an environment that fosters independendant learning and uses the outdoors as well as the indoor setting. We encourage the following statements from Development Matters
- Form warm, caring attachments with children in the group.
- Establish constructive relationships with parents, with everyone in the setting and with workers from other agencies.
- Find opportunities to give encouragement to children, with practitioners acting as role models who value differences and take account of different needs and expectations.
- Plan for opportunities for children to play and learn, sometimes alone and sometimes in groups of varying sizes.
- Ensure that each child has a key person.
- Make sure there is time and space for children to concentrate on activities and experiences and to develop their own interests.
- Provide positive images that challenge children’s thinking and help them to embrace differences in gender, ethnicity, language, religion, culture, special educational needs and disabilities.
- Establish opportunities for play and learning that acknowledge children’s particular religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds.
- Support the development of independence skills, particularly for children who are highly dependent upon adult support for personal care.
Learning and Development
- Plan activities that promote emotional, moral, spiritual and social development together with intellectual development.
- Provide experiences that help children to develop autonomy and a disposition to learn.
- Give support and a structured approach to vulnerable children and those with particular behavioural or communication difficulties to help them achieve successful Personal, Social and Emotional Development.