We value each parent as their child’s most enduring educator and we offer a home visit to each child and their family prior to joining Young Discoverers. Each child is designated their own key person who will visit you at home at a time convenient to the parents, usually early evening. This is an important part of our settling in process and something we really enjoy doing as it helps us to get to know you and your child, and a time for you to share you concerns and worries about staring nursery, and a time for us to provide you with the reassurance that we will give your child the love care and fun that they deserve. The home visit also helps us to better understand each child’s preferred learning style and to assist us in making our early developmental judgements in line with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
We encourage parents to come along as many times as they wish for stay and play sessions (at no charge) and to join us for lunch, as all children are unique and all need different amounts of settling in time with us.
Learning and the Curriculum
We follow the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage 2012) which is a non- statutory guidance material which supports practitioners in implementing the requirements of the EYFS If you would like to download your own copy it is available on the Foundation Years website as well as the Department of Education website : www.education.gov.uk/publications
Each child is allocated their own key person who will undertake a range of observations that provide the evidence of a child’s understanding across the EYFS and this enables the staff to plan for the next steps in their learning ensuring all children are making good progress with us. The development statements are a checklist as children develop at their own rate and in their own ways and staff will discuss your child’s progress regularly
We use an on line provider to enable us to send all observations, videos and assessments directly to parents via their smart phone, tablet or PC. Parent Zone is part of Connect Childcare and ensures parents never miss a moment in their child’s development at nursery. We will provide you with the details of this free service when you join us.