We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and our aim is to provide a stimulating, nurturing, safe and creative environment that will allow each child to develop at their own pace.
Verbal feedback is given at the end of each day. Parents also have access to an app through which they can see information such as meals, nappies, sleep and activities/experiences that the child has had throughout the day.
Each baby is designated their own primary key person and a co-key person who together will develop a strong relationship with you and your baby.
Regular snacks are provided for our children and all of our meals are supplied by Sodexo, the Trust’s catering provider. There are daily choices for your child including meat, fish, vegetarian and halal. Any special dietary needs can be catered for.
Ducklings – 10 weeks to 18 months
Our ducklings are aged between approximately 10 weeks and 18 months. The staff to child ratio is 1:3 accommodating a maximum of 18 babies over three rooms.
Fledglings – 18 to 27 months
Our fledglings are aged between approximately 18 months and 27 months dependent on the child’s individual needs. The staff to child ratio is 1:3 accommodating a maximum of 18 children over two well equipped rooms.
The transition period to the wagtails occurs over a two month period. This is discussed with parents beforehand.
Wagtails – 2 to 3 years
Our wagtails are aged between approximately 2 and 3 years, dependent on the child’s individual needs. The staff to child ratio is 1:4 accommodating a maximum of 20 children.
When your child is ready for toilet training we have leaflets, books and a wealth of experience to help you and your child; children are encouraged to use the bathroom when required.
Visits and the transition to the kingfishers start the term before your child is due to move.
Kingfishers – 3 to 5 years
Our kingfishers are aged between approximately 3 and 5 years dependent on the child’s individual needs. The staff child ratio is 1:8 accommodating a maximum of 26 children.
Your child’s personal profile containing his/her learning journey in the Early Years Foundation Stage, assessment through observation, photographs and samples of creations can be accessed through your key person.
We meet formally with parents once a term to discuss your child’s progress, however if you feel you would like to discuss something with us anytime this can be accommodated.