Safe & Secure
To provide a safe, caring environment for all children aged three months to eleven years, so they can make the first gradual step from the home into the nursery environment and subsequently the school community.
To meet other children and adults, other than the close family network, to begin to establish their independence and necessary social skills.
To draw on the early years home experience; to compliment and supplement these experiences to continue the development of the whole child.
To offer young children time and space to explore, experiment, reflect and develop at their own, individual pace, socially, intellectually and emotionally.
To present young children with an appropriate range of challenging experiences to foster language and communication skills, concepts and skills in early mathematical and scientific activities, and opportunities for problem solving and logical thinking.
To provide learning experiences which promote manipulative and co-ordination skills to enable young children to develop with confidence and enthusiasm.
Tolerance & Understanding
To help young children be tolerant of other people’s feelings and tolerant of varied cultures with special needs and differences.
To assist the young child to understand and become familiar with a wide range of materials and resources.
To share and exchange knowledge and skills with parents to increase understanding of young children’s needs and development.