At Oxclose Nursery School we aim to provide a wealth of experiences which enable children to develop enquiring minds and to become independent learners within a safe, happy and stimulating environment, both indoors and out. We recognise that young children prefer to learn outdoors and place great emphasis on our outdoor classroom. Learning through nature is fundamental to our practice.
We aim to provide the best Early Years education, in partnership with parents, carers, Governors and the wider community, to ensure that every individual child enjoys education and reaches their full potential. We strive to involve parents at all levels, recognising the huge benefits that a shared partnership brings to each child’s Nursery experience.
- To provide an exciting, varied and fun curriculum which responds to the children’s needs and interests.
- To know and value each child as an individual, building up relationships based on trust and respect.
- To work closely with families to share vital knowledge to ensure that each child receives the best possible care and education based on individual needs.
- To provide a carefully planned, safe and stimulating environment.
- To take account of different learning styles so that children can access a wide variety of learning experiences and reach their full potential.
- To work closely as a team, striving for excellence and continual improvement.
- To use the locality to enhance the curriculum and give the children a sound knowledge of their immediate world around them.
- To involve parents in every step of their child’s education, working in a partnership based on mutual respect and trust.
- Outdoor learning is a crucial part of the EYFS.
- Every child has a right to play and to receive the best education possible, to feel safe and well cared for, to be heard and to be healthy.
- Children should be given choices and opportunities to solve problems in order to achieve deep level learning.
- Children need to feel safe, happy, loved, respected and valued in order to be confident learners and to reach their full potential.
- Children should be praised for believing they can, persevering, challenging themselves and trying hard.
- Independence skills are promoted to support children in preparing for the next stage of education.