At the Feathernest Nursery our main aim is to provide a happy, stimulating child orientated environment in which the children can explore and learn freely.
We strongly believe that play is fundamental to learning and development. We feel that the outdoors and local community is the ultimate enabling environment so that children see and experience the real and natural world. When this is combined with strong bonds developed with a small team of staff who encourage children to develop their own independence to explore and learn on their own it becomes a magical place for children to discover themselves.
We deliver a varied curriculum and we provide a stimulating, well-designed, multi-cultural setting which will help each child to mature into a well-balanced and independent student. Our approach has been reinforced by the new EYFS which came into effect last year with four key guiding principles being:
– Independence – children learn best by doing things by themselves and being allowed to do it in their own way with minimal guidance
– Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
– Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
– Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
“At the Feathernest nursery we aim to help the children to develop self-confidence to succeed and we prepare each child to move into education with self-control, confidence and respect for all living things. We will nurture each child’s curiosity and uniqueness and do everything we can to maximise each child’s abilities and talents. We will teach each child to celebrate diversity and develop generosity of spirit. My aim is that each child will leave the nursery with the ability to make good choices and a strong sense of self-worth.”
Christiane Prates, owner of the Feathernest Nursery