Learning at our Nursery
Polegate School Nursery
Our nursery is open to 2-4 year olds and we have very clear aims and aspirations.
At Polegate School Nursery we aim to develop a unique, family-like approach with absolute integrity to the children as our primary motivating factor.
Our aim is to provide the superior care and education for our nursery children. Our ethos is the same across all age ranges, ‘learning without limits’. This vision establishes a strong connection between the nursery and school. We will both support and also challenge children to make the best progress they can. Polegate School Nursery is built on a firm foundation of staff sharing high expectations of themselves and of the children and their families.
The belief we hold is that children will undoubtedly flourish in every way when genuinely valued, respected, and made to realise how special they are. Not only will the children benefit in such a situation, but also parents will experience real peace of mind whilst apart from their children. Parents and carers are actively encouraged to become involved with their children’s learning in the nursery. This starts at the very first home visit.
First-Class Care & Education
Polegate School Nursery aims to provide first-class care and education within a safe, happy, interesting, family-oriented environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential whilst having LOTS OF FUN! The young children in our care will be encouraged to develop lively, enquiring, imaginative minds, to enjoy learning, and to improve their social and personal life skills. Every single member of our team is prepared to go that extra mile for the children.
Careful planning will take into account each child’s individual needs, informed by sensitive listening, observations and reflection by our skilled staff. Staff will support child-initiated and spontaneous play exceptionally well, and because they will know children’s needs they will be able to ensure that all are challenged and helped to make outstanding progress.
Warm, Kind and Loving
We place great emphasis on making the Nursery warm, kind and loving, where special care is taken to ensure that each child feels nurtured and cherished. We fully realise the vital necessity of guiding children well in their formative years; thus, by means of warm, positive encouragement we stimulate children’s natural enthusiasm for life and their desire to understand the world around them.
Children are encouraged to appreciate the need to take responsibility for the care of the natural environment. We aim to develop a genuine “outdoors” nursery, making full use of the varied outdoor areas available to us in ALL weathers, for many hours at a time. Staff will be fully trained in the forest school approach. We will go to great lengths to ensure that the children are able to enjoy doing as much as possible outside – for as long as possible each day – wholeheartedly embracing the elements as a sensory experience!
In addition, we want to develop pro-active recyclers, gardeners, wildlife watchers! The nursery benefits from full access to the school’s extensive outdoor areas and wildlife garden. We believe happy children give of their best and achieve their full potential. We will strive to give both children and parents a delightful, never-to- be-forgotten experience of the precious and unique nursery and pre-school years.