Is to enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age in a parent involving, community based group.
To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment
To work within a framework, which ensure equality of opportunity for all children and families so that the children feel valued as individuals each with their own experiences and needs.
Is to encourage independence and to have happy, confident and well-balanced children – play is as unsupervised as we can allow, however, we help the children to be able to accept certain rules of behaviour and not to abuse the freedom of other children. Our environment, which promotes individual choice, also relies heavily on collective responsibility.
Is to promote the three prime areas and four specific areas of learning, development and welfare by putting the principles of the EYFS into practice without compromising our Montessori approach – to build on what they can already do and to match the different levels of needs, interests and abilities to activities as we are looking at each child as an individual . We aim to prepare children for life, not school, but we recognise that school is a part of life. We feed into a variety of schools and do not compromise our Montessori principles just to suit particular educational ethos.
Is to be committed to continually update staff training in order to provide the children with learning experiences of the highest quality.
When dealing with young children it is essential to recognise that the prime motivation for children’s early learning is their own joy in life and the pleasure they gain from the experiences offered to them. Also that childhood is not merely a means of preparing children to future stages of their lives it is a unique and precious time to be experienced and valued for itself.
We are registered by Ofsted’s Early Years Directorate under part XA of the Childrens Act 1989.
A copy of our most recent Ofsted report is available upon request or visit the Ofsted website