Climbing High Day Nurseries Ltd
Climbing High Nurseries Ltd was founded in 2000 with the opening of East Haddon Day Nursery, which has since re-located to West Haddon as Ryehills Farm Day Nursery. Since establishing it's first setting Climbing High Nurseries Ltd has gradually expanded across Northampton and Stamford, with an additional three Nurseries being added to a growing portfolio in Ketton (Keepers Cottage), Flore (Flore Day Nursery) and most recently in Oakham (The Oakham Day Nursery).
Climbing High Nurseries aims, and objectives have long been built upon a foundation of high quality childcare, fostering educational development and providing each and every child with a safe and happy environment. We strongly believe that the first few years of a child’s life are crucial in their development, both from an educational and social standpoint, making early years education an integral aspect of society.
WHAT WE DO
At the heart of our practice is the constant drive to ensure we deliver, both first class educational development alongside a commitment to providing all children with a truly happy beginning to life. Not only do we promise to strive in giving our children a robust educational platform, but we are as equally determined to foster a culture of inclusion, equality and a wide understanding of social tolerance and care for others.
Providing all children with the highest level of first class childcare and educational development begins with ensuring that we recruit and develop exceptional and highly qualified practitioners. Our wonderful team of Nursery Practitioners have completed an array of Childcare and Management Qualifications enabling them to provide your child with an incredible head start to life.
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CURRICULUM AND THE EYFS.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
The EYFS Framework seeks to provide:
• Quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind.
• A secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly.
• Partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers.
• Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported.
• Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
• Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
• Children develop and learn in different ways (see “the characteristics of effective teaching and learning” at paragraph 1.9) and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The Seven Areas of Learning & Development:
• Communication & Language - Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
• Physical Development - Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity6, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
• Personal, Social & Emotional Development - Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
• Literacy Development - Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
• Mathematics - Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.
• Understanding The World - Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
• Expressive Arts & Design - Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.