Sandown Nursery

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 skilful 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 all areas of development.

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Below are our Nursery policies. Click on the title to go to the full policy.