Child Care Okehampton

Aims and Objectives

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2015 in Our Policies

Aims and Objectives

The aims of our day nursery are to provide a happy, caring and safe environment which will enable the children in our care to thrive and be stimulated through their surroundings, activities and resources.  With our warm and positive atmosphere each child will be encouraged to learn through play.

We are aware that children are individuals and each possesses their own particular route to learning and so it is up to us as practitioners to identify that journey and explore all avenues, to encourage the child to extend their learning.  We should be aware of the child’s personal, social and emotional requirements and we must never lose sight that the child’s learning has already started in their own home and will continue after nursery hours, therefore to be completely successful we need to have a partnership with parents, enabling the sharing of information and ideas.

This ethos is supported by the Early Years Foundation Stage which believes that;

‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.  Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.  A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right.  Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’

(EYFS (2012) DfE)

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.  It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills hat provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

It is the aim of Stepping Stones Day Nursery to endeavour to meet these standards at all times through constantly reflecting and reviewing our practices, policies and procedures to ensure that the child’s wellbeing is met at all times.

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