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 achieving the very best outcomes for your children.
We operate an ‘Open Door Policy’, meaning 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 our parents 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’re passionate about delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in its entirety. This is the early years curriculum, which focuses on child development from birth to the end of their fifth year when they are ready to start school.
When your child attends our play school you can be sure that, right from birth, all of our resources and activities are linked into the EYFS framework to ensure our children are not only having fun, but are gaining valuable experiences and learning essential life-long skills from everything they do.
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 enrollment 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 ongoing 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.
OUR TEAM OF SHEPHERDS…
Michael and Andrew Irlam who have been local to Over Peover since they were tiny themselves, form the Board of Directors.
Sarah Brown leads our team with over ten years of early years experience, and a natural love of childcare. Alongside her Early Years Professional Status, Sarah has a vast array of experience and training. Holly Bowers is our Acting Deputy Manager and Room Supervisor, and together they oversee the quality of teaching and learning across the whole provision. Sarah and Holly are joined by Hannah, Candice, Hev, Becky, Paige, and Ruth, creating a dynamic, inspirational leadership team who lead from the front and support our nursery practitioners to continually strive for excellence, as well as Freddie the pony – an integral part of the team!