Partnership with parents
At Angels bridges are being built between the Halo's, Wings and Stars rooms. One of the most important bridges is the bond with you, our parents. We aim to develop a positive bond between staff and parents, where we can take on all your thoughts and ideas. At Angels, parents are part of our team and are a central part of the way we work.
There are many ways to find out what our children are doing, all nurseries have journals, however we go one step further and strive to know, understand and believe in our children. We encourage you to talk to us and let us know of any personal experiences that you feel will help develop them further.
A Bond is not just a bridge but a promise and we know that integrity, trust and confidence are important factors which we must gain from you. The best references come from our children; they see, develop and enquire. We build their confidence and enthusiasm. It is important we ensure that you and your child are both happy, with all of your child's needs being met by us.
At Angels we have taken the key person approach to ensure that our children have a key relationship with an adult to so that they receive individual attention. The role of the key person is to ensure that the child's experience is positive. There is nothing more important than helping our children build a strong relationship with an adult, to help them feel happy and safe.
The aims of our key persons are clear. Firstly, they are trained to provide paramount security to make our children feel safe and secure in our care. Secondly, we aim to build confidence through reassurance. This will be carried out as the key person becomes close to our children, ensuring that they fully understand them and their needs. Finally, the key person is to provide children with continuity and routine. This is so our children are familiar with their key person, whether they are welcoming them in the morning, feeding time, changing time, soothing or saying bye at the end of your child’s day.
Our key persons have a clear understanding of our children’s needs, therefore putting them in the best position to share information with our parents and vice versa.
We all understand the importance of healthy and balanced diets, this is more important for the development of children at the early stages. We understand that food plays a key part with our children; it helps them develop, grow and even remain active, enthusiastic and happy.
At such an early stage Angels understand the importance of our children’s health as whilst they are with us, they are physically developing. Maintaining a good source of nutrition is vital to help build their bones and teeth. What they do today, will help them in years to come.
Fruits and Vegetables are essential for children. Angels encourage this through use of certificates and a wall of fame. Our Staff understand the importance of hygiene and nutrition; we have provided them with a kitchen to ensure that the food is prepared fresh everyday. This ensures that our children can fully enjoy tasty meals, and will hopefully be looking forward to them everyday.
Secure Private Gardens
Our settings are clean, spacious, and are well equipped. We are trained to provide the perfect environment for outdoor activities to ensure that your child gets the most out of their time outside.
Children take part in educational visits to encourage exploration and widen their knowledge of the world. These visits include trips to the library, as well as other local educational resources.
Music and Dance Lessons
Music and dance are effective ways of stimulating and teaching children, hence why we have dedicated staff specialised to deliver this. Children have access to musical instruments, so they can have fun learning different skills.
Our Settings are equipped with Interactive White Boards so that all our children have access to ICT. Our high tech ICT resources enhance their experience and make ICT fun for the children - please ask us how we make ICT fun and unique.
Our nursery photographer comes in regularly to give you the opportunity to purchase photographs of your child.
We work alongside external verified food specialists to expand your child's knowledge of food and cooking. Our resources allow children to develop reading, listening, and group working skills alongside the ability to use kitchen utensils and enhance their fine motor skills.
We are a very equipped nursery with a wide range of toys and equipment that stimulate and encourage children in all areas of learning.
We have trained Early Years Educators who work with external agencies to provide room based activities using song, dance, games and drama to inspire our Angels.