The recently refurbished Big Inventors takes children between 3 and 5 years until they leave for school. Youngsters work and play in a stimulating, open plan environment, where our experienced and caring staff prepare routines that follow early learning goals.
Preschool children are encouraged to explore all aspects of early learning such as social skills, creative language, general knowledge, literacy and numeracy.
We provide opportunities for emotional, social and developmental growth in preparing your child for school. We teach all our children to form positive relationships with their peers and adults, and develop their confidence to enable them to communicate in front of others. Praising achievement and effort in all areas of learning, with a courteous manner at all times, helps to promote self-esteem and pride.
All children are assigned a key worker who is responsible for monitoring your child's development and supporting them throughout. With the help of our iconnect system, staff are able to share this information freely with parents at all times. Staff also produce a termly tracking report to monitor their children's development and to create a future plan to enhance their strengths or areas for support further.
Activities planned are well thought out and often linked to children's interests (Ofsted, May 2015)
Parents evenings are also provided, for staff to share with parents their child's development, interests and achievements further and allow parents to discuss any queries further.
The preschool environment consists of a construction and role play area, messy play area, writing and mathematics sections, small world and quiet/book area. The preschool children also enjoy their own private garden consisting of a natural area as well as a playground to use bikes and scooters on.
Our qualified staff team continuously observe, plan and prepare activities for each individual child to ensure their needs are met and their minds are stimulated. We recognise and respect every child as an individual and ensure their daily tasks and routine will support them on their personal journey, pushing their boundaries and socially and academically succeeding.
Our Lead Practitioner, Sophie Moulding joined us in 2014 after completing her degree in Early Years and is supported by a fully qualified team.
Our nursery environment provides children with the skills they need to become independent learners on the progression to School.
Procedures to support children moving between the nursery and local schools are strong. Teachers are invited to visit the children in their nursery environment and a detailed report is sent to school (Ofsted, May 2015)