Nursery Times by the River aim to provide a welcoming and happy, safe, secure, stimulating and well-resourced learning environment for all children.
We respect the gifts that each child brings into the world, such as innocence, spontaneity, an inquiring nature and a natural motivation to learn and take great care to help children realise their full and unique potential. We recognise that children pass through clearly defined stages of development but we also appreciate that each child is different and may take less, or more, time to fulfill any particular stage. Our philosophy is one that puts children first and respects them as individuals.
Highly-trained nursery staff will recognise every stage of development. With their professional observational skills, they will be able to step in and support children at any moment, using strategies that encourage a broader level of understanding.
All activities will be multi-cultural and offered to children in a way that is fun. Play is valued as the prime means of learning, in which boys and girls are able to take part equally. A record of development will be kept for each child. This helps staff to plan for each child and to identify specific needs.