At the Wooden House Nursery School our aim is to provide high quality care and education in an enabling and inclusive environment that encompasses the principles of the EYFS (DofE 2017).
Our staff are committed to maintain a high quality of care and as a result participate in various training to progress in their professional development. The setting aims to have all staff trained in Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Awareness.
Children are observed at play in order to plan for their next steps, treating each individual as a unique person, whose development is important to us. As a part of this process we aim to build positive relationships with each child’s families and carers, along with outside agencies who can assist in ensuring that each child has the very best start.
In order to ensure every child meets their full potential we make our planning flexible, play based and focused on the individual development, diversity and needs of the children in the group. We listen to our children’s ideas, interests and voices and as a result will value the unplanned event that can occur from the spontaneity of children and the environment around us.
We believe children learn best through play and being ‘hands on’ and that the outdoor environment provides an excellent space for them to do so. Children can develop their social and communication skills whilst practising their physical and cognitive abilities. As a result we aim to utilise our beautiful surroundings to enhance our children’s experiences and plan for the use of the outdoors whenever possible.
The Nursery has been approved and registered with OFSTED. We were inspected in February 2016 and awarded Outstanding in all areas.
All children are eligible for the Early Years entitlement from the term after their 3rd Birthday. This entitlement covers up to 15 hours of free nursery care per week for 38 weeks a year. Or 11 hours per week if taken over 51 weeks, (stretched funding). 30 hours a week of free nursery care, or 22 hours if taken over 51 weeks is available for families that meet the criteria.
In addition, we are an approved setting for families who meet the specific criteria for two year olds funding.
We serve many schools in the area and have links to those most local to us.