Values and Ethos

"To value children as individuals, promote their confidence and their excitement in


  • Staff understand the stages of child development and the importance of self-esteem and resilience
  • Staff who develop reflective practice enabling children to achieve their full potential
  • Continuous staff professional development with a strong focus on the children's communication and language development
  • Building on children's existing knowledge and experience
  • Providing first hand experiences which excite, interest and challenge the child's learning
  • Staff value and nurture children's curiosity, creativity and desire to make sense of the world, giving time for their thoughts and ideas, and value to their work, conversations and feelings.
  • Providing inspirational and open-ended play opportunities
  • Providing stimulating and creative learning and problem solving opportunities
  • Designing a curriculum appropriate to the needs of each child, to ensure positive outcomes for all children
  • Adult initiated activities in small and large groups
  • Building a partnership with parents and carers
  • Recording and assessment of each child's progress and to identify next steps
  • Supporting children in making the transition to the next phase of their education with enthusiasm and confidence
  • A commitment to the Rights of the Child, our Values Education, and upholding British Values
  • Embedding a Healthy Schools Ethos and further developing our Green Flag Eco School status