At Edenhurst Nursery, your child’s welfare and development are of paramount importance. We aim to provide a warm and secure environment in which Early Learning is enhanced and imaginations are challenged. We believe that a flexible daily routine, with a familiar and recognisable pattern, best enables children to feel safe and secure.
We treat all children as individuals and monitor their progress closely, encouraging each child to develop the confidence and skills they will need throughout their lives. Their progress is shared with parents and carers via weekly planners, daily diaries and regular newsletters.
Children over the age of two years should be encouraged in their independence, whether that is learning to put on a sweater or holding a paintbrush. If our children are to value themselves they must feel valued by others.
The Early Years Foundation Stage has at its heart four distinct but complementary themes:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
A Unique Child recognises that every child is an individual, possessing the capability to be resilient, confident and self-assured. The commitments are focused around development, inclusion, safety, and health and wellbeing.
Positive Relationships describes how loving and secure relationships, particularly with a ‘key person’, help to build a strong foundation for children develop strength and independence. The commitments are focused around respect, partnership with parents, supporting learning, and the role of the key person.
Enabling Environments explains that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning. The commitments are focused around observation, assessment and planning, support for every child, the learning environment, as well as the wider context transitions, continuity, and multi-agency working.
Learning and Development recognises that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.