Our achievements, accreditations and current developments
Striving to be better
We are constantly looking for ways to change and improve our facilities to ensure that we provide a stimulating environment that will inspire, motivate and encourage all children.
We are particularly proud of the way our Forest School teaching has expanded. Much of our learning is done outside in an environment that provides endless opportunities for creativity and imagination.
By providing children with an assortment of activities, in which to be absorbed, the staff can assist in growing their confidence and all-important self-esteem.
We recognise that we do not have a monopoly on good ideas and we look to incorporate other programs and accreditations where we can. Below are our current developments and achievements over the last few years:
Covid 19- 2020
We stayed open for key workers, due to our dedicated staff. Pooh Corner with the help of Lake staff remained open for children of key workers from both nurseries. They also found time to send lots of activities home for the children who couldn't attend. We have been open to all from August 1st.
Stay and Play for dads 2019
Introduced stay and play sessions for dads in the garden and Forest School.
Open mornings for parents 'Get Ready for School' 2019
Helping parents with transition to school.
Nutrition evening - 2019
We hosted an evening for parents in January, to be able to share knowledge from all of our senior nursery staff that are trained in nutrition.
SEND - 2019
We now employ a SEND Teacher who provides courses and support for staff and children in the field of Special Educational Needs.
Reggio Emilia/Reducing plastic - 2018
Increasing the wealth of natural resources for toddlers and our preschool. Further developing our Reggio resources and training to support children’s independence, imagination, curiosity and confidence.
myHappymind - 2018
This programme helps us prevent long-term mental ill health and develop resilient children that use proactive strategies to maintain their mental health.
Gained Millie's Mark Accreditation - 2018
This is a special endorsement to childcare providers that go beyond the minimum requirements for first aid and have 100% of staff trained in Paediatric First Aid, more than this we are working hard to ensure that children's safety is at the forefront of everyone's mind.
Became SEND Champions - 2018
We are supporting practitioners to improve our provision for children with Special Educational Needs holistically so that children can flourish no matter what.
Became Maths Champions - 2017
We became Maths Champions to help babies and children have a stronger foundation in maths, staff worked hard to improve their own skills so that children can excel.
Became Literacy Champions - 2017
As Literacy Champions we improve outcomes for children as practitioners are supported in developing their own literacy skills and confidence to provide high quality, literacy-rich experience for children.