WHAT WE CAN OFFER
What we can offer
At Stoke Green Day Nursery, there are Four rooms:
Baby room (3months – 1 year) – Caterpillar room (1 year – 2 years) both rooms are joint.
Ladybird room (2 years – 3 years)
Butterflies (3 years – 3 years 6 months)
Pre-School ( 3 years 6 months to school age)
Our curriculum - at Stoke Green Day Nursery is to provide a variety of combinations of education, such as the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We utilize a number of different theorists such as Emilio Reggio, Steiner and Te Whāriki approaches to Early Years Education. This is otherwise known as the Curiosity approach. We believe that most effective way to capture the interest of a child is in the present moment, this allows the practitioners to engage in child-initiated play and extent them all important teachable moments, this learning approach is otherwise known as “In the moment planning”.
Our vision as a setting is to provide a continuous stimulating learning intent for all ages of children, to ensure that all children are treated equally and fair. We provide a high level of safeguarding, equality, and diversity. Our staff at Stoke Green Day Nursery role model British values to ensure that all children are in a positive environment and have a voice, are kind, are listened too, try hard and are honest. “A rainbow of friends is a dream we can share, where everyone is treated kindness and care”
You maybe ask how does the Curiosity Approach work? A Curiosity Approach early year setting looks vastly different from what you would usually expect from a childcare day Nursery. There are no brightly coloured walls or shiny plastic toys that make noises. Instead, the focus of the physical environment is on natural materials, neutral tones, white-washed walls, and wooden objects. Children are encouraged to play with household items of bric-a-brac, such as nuts and bolts, garden canes, hessian, and curtain rings etc. You may ask what is the benefit of play using everyday items instead of toys specifically aimed at children? The Curiosity Approach believes that purpose-built toys such as plastic tea pots, plastic cars etc are limiting children’s imagination and development, for example plastic all smells the same, feels the same and often comes in bright colours that overstimulates children. On the other hand, if you are recycling and sourcing open-ended resources and natural materials, you are bringing different elements, textures, and smells. That sense of curiosity and wonder will come with it’. too many bright colours can overstimulate children, this has been scientific proven that children engage and are more stimulated during play.
How does the Curiosity Approach help children develop?
The Curiosity Approach is about developing skills that will be relevant to children growing up in an ever-changing world. These skills include Independent thinking, language and verbal communication, problem-solving, lifelong learning, risk taking, Imagination, respect for resources and the natural world, creative and critical thinking.
If you are interest in our nursery please don’t hesitate to call on 02476 260672 or email us on Stokegreennursery@hotmail.co.uk