Children have a right to a safe environment that facilitates their development and maximises their potential. They have a right to be cared for in an environment that is happy and supportive, so that they can grow up feeling confident and secure. Children, especially very young children who cannot recognise what is best for themselves, have a right to be cared for in a way that promotes their best health and safety.
At Elmscot, Hale and Woodlands these are issues close to our heart and we operate in an ethos of always trying to do the best we can possibly do for the families who entrust their children into our care. We are constantly examining our homely environment and reflecting upon how we work and always striving to improve: it is part of the way we work. We welcome partnership with parents and carers as a way to meet their family’s needs successfully.
We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage which enables us to offer diverse opportunities for learning and having fun, both inside and outdoors. We offer children freshly cooked, wholesome and nutritionally balanced food daily. Our nurseries are well maintained and organised to help a child feel at home. We are always investing in new equipment to ensure we are well-resourced.
We never forget the scale of our responsibility to the children, parents, carers and staff who form our small community. We never forget why we look after children: because we enjoy it!