Our school aims to provide a high quality curriculum and a broad range of stimulating and challenging experiences, within a child- centred environment which encourages independence and self-motivation.
A wide variety of structured and unstructured learning activities are provided indoors and outdoors to cater for all areas of learning and development and the new EYFS Developmental Matters are used to provide a framework for planning the curriculum and for setting appropriate goals.
Much of the teaching and learning is planned around children’s interests and Staff meet frequently to evaluate learning and to share their observations of children’s progress, interests and needs in order to develop the quality of provision. Themed or topic planning is based around children’s needs and interests.
The development of personal, social and emotional skills is particularly important and the children are generally well-behaved and demonstrate a caring attitude towards others. They know how to keep themselves safe and are able to follow rules.
The Nursery fully endorses and supports Birmingham City Council’s Education Service Equal Opportunities Statement and its policy on Inclusion.
The school is well resourced and has good facilities both indoors and outside and the curriculum includes activities in all areas of the school site.. The children have additional opportunities in the form of artists in residence; musical workshops; football coaches, visitors in school and external visits.
The school had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2012. The Report states:
‘Children’s good achievement is attributable to exciting learning opportunities, good teaching and the outstanding relationships they have with their key workers. Children feel exceptionally safe in learning because they are familiar with routines. They know that adults in the nursery can be relied upon to help them.’