Child Care Okehampton

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Our Policies

Welcome

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  Stepping Stones Day Nursery & Pre School Stepping Stones Day Nursery (SW) Ltd  Welcome Stepping Stones Day Nursery was opened in January 1998 accommodating children aged from four months to five years.  It is conveniently situated between Okehampton Town Centre, the local primary school and the industrial units creating accessibility for both pedestrians and car users with its own private car park to allow for easy drop offs.  The town is within a rural community and the nursery also...

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Section 2 – Assessment

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 Section 2 – Assessment Four guiding principles should shape practice in the early year’s settings.  These are; Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents...

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Section 1- Learning and Development Requirements

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Enjoying and Achieving Policy and Practice This section defines what Stepping Stones Day Nursery will do in order to work in partnership with parents and or carers, to promote the learning and development of all children in their care and to ensure that they are ready for school. We as a setting understand that the developmental requirements are informed by the best available evidence on how children learn and reflect the broad range of skills, knowledge and attitudes that children need as...

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Section 3 – The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

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Section 3 – The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Stepping Stones Day Nursery recognises that children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them.  It is therefore our aim to provide and create a high quality setting which is welcoming, safe and stimulating, and where children enjoy learning and will grow in confidence. In this section we set out our policies and...

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Aims and Objectives

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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...

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Making a Positive Contribution Policy and Practice

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Making a Positive Contribution Policy and Practice To meet the Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework (DCSF, 2008b) for making a positive contribution, the setting will need to be able to demonstrate that they are enabling children to: be engaged in decision making and supporting the community and environment; develop positive relationships and choose not to bully or discriminate; enable children to develop self confidence and successfully deal with life changes and challenges. Providers must...

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