Children are split into groups by age, with each group having a dedicated keyworker. A typical session in the nursery comprises of both formal teaching and free flow play including access to the outdoor space. Children are able to access the outside area in all but the most extreme of weather conditions.
Foxley provides a rich and stimulating educational environment in which your child will feel confident to play, learn and grow. Through a balanced programme of activities, appropriate to age and developmental stage, we will provide for all aspects of the Foundation Stage, as set out within the framework and guidelines supported by the Department of Education. www.early-education.org.uk
The principles of the foundation Stage which guide the work of all early years practitioners are grouped into four themes.
A Unique Child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
In a warm, caring and homely environment, with consistent boundaries, your child will develop a sense of right and wrong. They will learn to respect and value differences in race, gender, religion, language, disability and age, so that each and every child develops a positive attitude and feels valued.
We believe that children learn through play.
The ethos of Foxley aims for children to fulfil their academic potential, to know and value themselves and to experience school as an exciting and enjoyable place. “Play is their work and work is their play”, both inside or in our extensive outside learning areas.
We welcome Parent and Carer involvement and have an “open door” policy. We recognise the important role that you, the Parents, play as your child’s first educators, you have a special understanding of your child and the staff at Foxley will want to share this. We will keep you well informed about nursery activities. We aim to achieve this through, open days, parent’s evenings, consultations, shared observation records and will ensure that you feel welcome to participate, as you wish.