Natland and Oxenholme Pre-school’s vision is to provide the highest quality care and education for pre-school children in a safe, secure, friendly, welcoming and stimulating environment, we work within a framework that ensures equality of opportunities by addressing the changing needs, diversity of cultures and heritage of all children and their families in our community. This nurtures them to grow and achieve their fullest potential.
The Preschool initiates and instills an excitement and passion for learning for life through a broad, balanced and varied curriculum, based on their individual needs and interests. Our children are encouraged, through a child-centred approach, to become competent learners, recognising and embracing the value of play and exploration of the indoor and outdoor learning environments. The preschool celebrates and values every child’s rights, uniqueness, individuality, and character. The preschool nurtures their well-being, self-esteem, and aspirations. It fosters each child’s emotional, social, physical and cognitive development, complementing the learning that takes place in the home.
A qualified, experienced and caring staff team motivate, challenge and foster opportunities for self-initiation and independence. The pre-school offers caring support
through the transitions of the child’s daily life and actively encourages a positive, close partnership with parents and other professionals.
- To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age in a parent-involving, community-based group.
- To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
- To work within a framework that ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.
- To work closely with other professionals across the early years spectrum.
The aims will be met by providing:
- A specially tailored curriculum based on the needs and interests of the children leading to official Department for Education and Skills (DfES) early learning goals incorporated through the development stages as defined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children.
- The opportunity to progress at their own rate in all areas of development.
- Fun and friendship with children and other adults.
- The support of a personal keyperson.
- Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved, in the activities of the group, in your own child’s progress and through meetings and shared record-keeping.