Welcome to Mile-End Nursery Unit
Mile-End Nursery relocated to the Midstocket Road site on 4th June 2007. Two primary classrooms at the school were adapted to form a semi open plan area for the Sunflower and Ladybird Nurseries.
The nursery area is structured to allow us to provide a meaningful, structured curriculum for all the children in the nursery. The nursery staff work closely together to ensure quality of provision. They also work in partnership with parents to allow each child to fulfil his/her potential.
Nursery places are available for children in their pre-school and ante pre-school years. The nursery staff ensure a differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of each child in the class.
All families and visitors enter the nursery by walking through the playground and then walking up the path in the nursery garden, to the nursery entrance.
The Pre-School Curriculum
The pre-school curriculum has five areas –
· Emotional and personal development
· Communication and language
· Knowledge and understanding of the world
· Expressive and aesthetic development
· Physical development and movement
The nursery classroom is resourced to provide a structured curriculum for each child, based on the five areas of the pre-school curriculum. The nursery staff will plan, evaluate and assess each child’s progress in these areas. Weekly plans are displayed on the nursery notice boards, sharing the information with parents.
Each child will have reached a particular stage in development when arriving at nursery. The nursery staff will assess the stage your child has reached in his/her development and will then plan for your child, allowing your child to be challenged and helped to fulfil his/her potential.
Each child progresses at different times in different ways. We do not automatically expect a child to be able to do something at a particular age. Discussion with parents and nursery staff will build up a picture of each child, identifying areas where he/she would benefit from specific input.
Aims of the Nursery
· To provide a warm, friendly atmosphere within a bright, cheerful environment, where children can feel secure, cared for and valued.
· To provide a challenging framework for learning which will promote –
Emotional and personal development
Communication and language
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Expressive and aesthetic development
Physical development and movement
· To recognise the needs of the individual and to meet those needs within the nursery context.
· To communicate and liaise with other agencies and with neighbouring schools and pre-school groups.
· To work in partnership with parents/carers for the benefit of the children, valuing each others
· To liaise with the community and to use the local area to promote learning.