Starting Nursery is a huge step for parents and children. Here at Burnopfield Nursery we try to ensure that our children settle into this new environment as happily and quickly as possible. We appreciate that all children are different and learn and develop in a range of ways and at varying rates. We know that children develop more rapidly in the first 5 years than at any other time, so in our Nursery we aim to provide each child with the personalised experiences they require to ensure that the needs of all 3 and 4 year olds in our care are met. Nursery staff are experienced and fully qualified –we have one fully qualified teacher-Mrs Ferris and one teaching assistant-Mrs Quigley. We are both always more than happy to support parents and children throughout their time in Nursery. Our aim In the Nursery, is to lay good foundations for the children's future, by providing a happy, secure and stimulating environment that encourages the child's curiosity and interest to develop. Our Nursery provision reflects the diversity of all of our children and adults and our ethos is one of mutual respect. Differences are celebrated and children are encouraged to respect and show tolerance for one another. Playing together, in a happy, caring and secure setting, inside and out, our children quickly learn to co-operate and to care for each other, whilst developing confidence in themselves and their abilities through a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. They are encouraged and supported to learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, creative and being asked questions to extend their thinking.
All activities are based on individual interests and needs and children are encouraged to take risks and develop a growth mindset by having – a- go. Our class mantra is, “It’s ok if you don’t know but it’s not ok if you don’t try.”
Together with our Reception classes, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This consists of 7 areas of learning.
The 3 prime areas
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
and 4 other specific areas
expressive arts and design
understanding the world