We are completely committed to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all of our parents.
Working in partnership and having honest, open and informative communications between the home and nursery is imperative to achieve the very best outcomes for children.
We operate an ‘Open Door Policy’ meaning that you are always welcome and we will always make time for you if you need to talk about any aspects of the nursery and your child’s development.
There are many ways in which we keep you informed and involved in nursery life including regular newsletters, a parent partnership group, frequent parents evenings and of course, your quality daily handovers to mention but a few. We really want you to be a real part of our nursery with you and your family at the heart of everything we do.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
We are committed to delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage in its entirety. The EYFS is the early years curriculum which focusses on child development from birth to the end of their fifth year (reception). Right from birth, all of our resources and activities are linked into this framework to ensure that children are not only having fun, but they are gaining valuable experiences and learning essential life-long skills from everything they do. If you would like to read further into the EYFS you can do so by visiting here and accessing the link for parents.
Our planning system effectively covers all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We plan activities and resources around the interests and needs of each child.
We build warm, caring and secure relationships with all our children and their families, especially those in our Key Groups.
We continually ensure that all children are enjoying and achieving, that development needs are recognised early and supported appropriately. We ensure that children are progressing at a steady pace.
We plan, arrange and alter our environment and resources to compliment the current interests, needs and stages of all children.
The Key Person
Upon enrolment at our nursery, your little one will be assigned a Key Person. This will be your ‘go-to’ practitioner who will make special efforts to build a secure and trusting relationship with your child so they can settle quickly into nursery life and feel happy and safe during their time with us. They will have the responsibility to keep an eye on your child’s developmental progress and plan fun activities tailored to your child’s individual interests and needs. So you can be assured that behind all the fun and laughter that each day will bring, there is an underpinning focus on learning and development to ensure that each child is supported to reach their full potential. Every child has a ‘Learning Journey’ which is an on-going working document, kept electronically in keeping with the technological age; this is where we store observations, photographs and samples of work that your child creates over their time with us. All of these are linked into the Early Years Foundation Stage to monitor your child’s progress and shared with you at termly Parents Evenings. You also have access to this via your Parent Portal and we encourage you to add your own photos from home which we link into the EYFS; painting a full and informative picture of your child’s early years.
You can access your Parent Portal here https://portal.interactivelearningdiary.co.uk/
Michael and Andrew Irlam who have been local to Over Peover since they were tiny themselves, form the Board of Directors.
Becky Bugg leads our team and has been part of the KC journey from the very beginning. Becky has worked in Early Years for 15 years and has a vast array of experience and training. Becca Gledhill is our Deputy Manager and Early Years Teacher. Becca oversees the quality of teaching and learning across the whole provision and plans ‘Teacher Time’ activities for children in their final transitional school year to prepare them in key skills and school readiness.
Becky and Becca are joined by Beckie BT, Emma, Paige, Holly, Louise and Jo to create a dynamic, inspirational leadership team who lead from the front and support our nursery practitioners to continually strive for excellence.