At The Stable Nursery we use aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach and aim to give children an excellent foundation, which will have a lasting impact on their development and give them a life-long appreciation for learning. The potential within each child is valued and built upon, leading to the development of enquiring minds and confident, happy, young people. Everything we do is carefully planned to be fun and engaging.
Babies are given time to progress at their own pace and routine, to learn to crawl/walk, build trusting relationships, explore and make exciting discoveries about their environment. Toddlers are enchanted by everything the world has to offer, they learn to share and to grow in independence, while our pre-schoolers develop self esteem and begin to take responsibility for their actions, learning that words and numbers carry meanings.
Building a child's confidence, self respect and respect for others remain an integral part of the nurseries aims. The children are
encouraged to express their feelings and natural curiosity about the world and everything in it.
The nursery provides a fascinating environment with a wide range of quality experiences, equipment and activities to stimulate, challenge and extend children’s inquisitive minds. There are lots of windows to let in natural light, all the rooms have been thoughtfully designed and organised to maximise their space and create an engaging environment to be in. The walls are neutral so that the children’s own art work and photographs are the main feature, reflecting their achievements. The furniture is mainly wooden and the rooms are homely, safe and welcoming.
At The Stable Nursery we have a team of carefully chosen, dedicated staff, trained to a high standard and committed to giving excellent care and time to each child. Our staff show respect to the children and their ideas, building on this to plan the day’s activities. Our Key person system ensures that each child feels safe and receives adequate support and attention. Although children are given a key worker when they start nursery the system is flexible and allows for natural relationships to form.
A Unique Child
At The Stable Nursery we recognise and nurture the potential in each child. We understand that each child is unique and value the importance of each child’s well-being as well as safety and security. For this reason a member of staff always opens the front door and a password system is in place should anyone else collect your child. In addition we ensure hygienic practices in the preparation and eating of food, as well as enabling the children to establish good habits in lavatory, hand washing and nose blowing.
Learning and Developing
Children are actively encouraged to participate in decision making processes, from choosing paint colour or length of time for a project to choosing a selection of media and materials to enhance their creativity and imagination throughout the day such as creating their own props to support their role play. Planning of activities starts from the child to make the most of children’s natural curiosities in the belief that more will be learnt and achieved if children are fully engaged and involved in the whole process. We incorporate the deliberate movement through rooms each day including going outside. This supports independence as well as natural play and open-ended play.
All equipment and toys are easily accessible for the children which also encourages independence. Group work is encouraged during the day’s activities, aiding children’s social skills and developing a sense of group membership. Documentation and photographs play a key part in our approach at The Stable Nursery. Representation of learning in a visual form supports observation and assessment processes and stimulates children’s recall abilities.
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