To promote learning through fun activities and play within a safe, stimulating and child friendly environment. In partnership with parents, we ensure that the needs of the children are met and develop children to be happy and confident individuals, while helping them to reach their full potential with skills they will need throughout their early years and beyond.
Giant Steps will provide high quality day-care in a safe, caring, friendly and stimulating environment which meets the needs of the individual child to learn, play and develop. We will ensure our nursery teams have the relevant support, training and personal development to provide appropriate care to each individual child. We will maintain the leading reputation in each area we operate.
Partnership with Parents
We recognise that the majority of learning happens at home; therefore we welcome input from parents. We meet with parents once a term to discuss the children’s progress and there are also daily opportunities to talk to staff members about a child’s day. We issue termly newsletters detailing important dates and information about the nursery.
Each child is assigned a key person in order to give the child reassurance to feel safe and cared for while at nursery. Due to our small friendly environment the children in our care will form close bonds with all the staff at the setting.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS helps children develop the understanding, skills and attitudes they will need later in life. Giant Steps Nursery considers each child’s needs through observations and assessments. We then provide learning opportunities that reflect the development of each child. We will aim to ensure that children feel included, secure and valued. The Early Years Foundation Stage has 7 areas of learning. These areas are:
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
- Communication & Language
- Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Expressive Arts & Design
Giant Steps operates a free flow system into a lovely garden space. The garden offers areas for the children to play, explore and develop a wide range of skills. We have our own vegetable patch, a nature area for bug hunting and a digging and building zone.
We have also created an enclosed covered baby garden which has soft matting and a range of activities for the children to enjoy.
Links with other settings
Some children attend other settings. In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage we aim to liaise and share information of children’s progress and development.