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Sandown Nursery

Teachers:

Gina Wright
Gina Wright
Teacher: Nursery Manager
Emma Smith
Emma Smith
Teacher: Nursery Deputy Manager

TAs:

Michaela McCabe
Michaela McCabe
TA: Acorns and Saplings Class
Becky Williams
Becky Williams
TA: Acorns and Saplings Class
Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor
TA: Acorns and Saplings Class
Steph Moore
Steph Moore
TA: Acorns and Saplings Class
Laura Boyle
Laura Boyle
TA: Acorns and Saplings Class

Welcome to the nursery!

In the nursery our approach to development and learning is a mixture of focused activities and child-centred, play-based learning.

The value of quality play in early child development is well-documented and we provide children with rich and meaningful play experiences through a responsive and flexible learning environment supported by caring and skillful interactions from the nursery practitioners.

Children are encouraged to develop and learn through playing, exploring, being actively involved, risk taking, problem solving and thinking creatively. They are encouraged to be independent through accessing resources freely, making choices and taking responsibility for their own learning within the supportive environment.

The value of this approach is evidenced in the overall progress children make from their initial starting points in the seven areas of learning within The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.