At Quinton Primary School, our Nursery is designed to deliver a welcoming, stimulating and fun environment in which children can learn and develop before their transition to school. We recognise that foundations for learning are embedded in the first years of life and the quality of these will impact on children's longer term development.
Our child initiated, play based approach to learning, provides extensive opportunities and experiences. We focus greatly on independence and learning new skills, following the children’s interests and also delivering many additional experiences. We feel it is important that the children in our care also have access to a rich and varied curriculum which is why we also weave seasonal topics into their learning. We provide opportunities such as P.E. sessions, ribbon dancing, Forest School, celebrating individual families' customs together, singing assemblies, accessing the local community for outings, developing cooking skills, and even caring for our Nursery pets. We feel that all of this contributes to our provision of rich learning in all areas in accordance to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The most important influences on children's early development are those that come from home which is why we embed parent partnership into all of our practice from the very start of your child’s continued leaning journey with us.
We deeply respect the role that parents play as the principal carer in their child’s life and we want to develop a close working relationship with you so that we are consistently meeting your family's needs. We find that open, two-way communication is the best way to handle this so we always make time to talk .We share our observations of your children with you using an online learning journal called ‘Tapestry’ and you can see these anytime you choose.
A child's future choices, attainment, wellbeing, happiness and resilience are profoundly affected by the quality of guidance, love and care they receive during their first years. Which is why we feel it is so important to share their learning journey closely together.