Once your child is registered and before they start you will be invited to visit the nursery and meet all the members of staff who will be involved in the care of your child. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your child’s needs with the key person appointed to oversee their care.
Your child’s key person will be your main contact with the nursery and will be able to keep you informed of your child’s activities and developments. If you have any queries about your child’s care or need to inform us of any change in details during your child’s time at nursery, your child’s key person will be your first point of contact.
Children starting at nursery will be introduced gradually to the staff and relevant rooms by arranged visits of up to one hour to enable the children to gain confidence and build relationships with the staff.
For that reason we don’t differentiate between work and play. Instead our curriculum is made up of activities that will encourage your child to learn as they play, so we surround them with books and toys, musical instruments, paint and glue, bikes and climbing equipment, all designed to stimulate and stretch their imaginations. while having fun on the way!
Children who come to Parkway Day Nursery Limited leave with a greater understanding about the world that they live in. They learn in an atmosphere that encourages participation and cooperation. We put a great deal of emphasis on appropriate behavior and lead this by example. We are all role models to your child, and we take this responsibility very seriously
• Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
• Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
• Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
• Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
• Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
• Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
• Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.