Childcare in Woking
Care and Education
We recognise that parents are the primary carers and educators of their child, and the need to openly share information regarding the child's care and development.
Throughout the nursery, there is a strong emphasis on learning through play, giving the children space and time to explore their environment and develop their interests at their own pace. Children have opportunities to take part in story time, music, songs, dancing, role play, science, cooking and a variety of messy and craft activities. Our large outdoor play areas provide space, and a range of large-scale activities, for developing physical skills, as well as turn taking, sharing and exploration.
We offer equal opportunities for all children across the setting and tailor activities to suit the developmental needs and abilities of each individual. Every child has a key person, who is responsible for observing and planning for the child. Activities are planned for the next steps in each child's learning and link to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. The key person can be supported by one of our trained SENCOs if appropriate to the child's needs.
The key person also keeps a Learning Journey containing observations and other evidence of the child's progress. This is an online system that is shared with parents and they are welcome to read and add to this at any time.
The nursery is inspected regularly by OFSTED to ensure we are meeting the welfare and learning requirements laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our written policies and procedures, which support this, are available for parents to read at any time.
You can read our latest OFSTED Report here.
We have two groups for 2 year olds and our staff spend a lot of time developing social and language skills through a wide range of activities. Puzzles, games, construction, play dough and mark-making opportunities continue to support the development of both gross and fine motor skills in preparation for the pre-school group.
The children spend part of each day outdoors learning about the world around them. This might include hunting for minibeasts, making bark rubbings, or planting seeds to grow vegetables. Imaginative activities and role play, both indoors and out, support the children's development of sharing and social skills.
The BUTTERFLY group is for children aged 3 years and older. The pre-schoolers are supported and encouraged to gain independence, self-esteem and confidence through a play based learning environment.
There are plenty of opportunities for exploring, imagining and creating in preparation for the transition to primary school, as well as activities to support and develop prereading and prewriting skills. The children also have access to a computer, enabling them to develop early computer skills.
We will be more than happy to discuss all your requirements, so please contact us.