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At Caversham Nursery we recognise that learning begins at birth and continues throughout life. We acknowledge that everyone has the ability to be a competent learner, regardless of disability or other special needs. We believe developing a lifelong love of learning is the foundation a child needs to achieve the outcomes identified in Every Child Matters.
Our aim is to develop confident, inquisitive learners, recognising that the skill of learning is as important as acquiring an ever increasing knowledge and understanding. Problem solving and thinking skills are the cornerstones that support effective learning.
We aim to provide inspirational teaching and learning experiences that lead to a consistently higher level of individual achievement.
We aim to:
We believe that learning is an active process and that children learn through play and having fun. Everyone has their own individual learning style and we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow everyone to learn in the ways that suit them best. Learning styles may be visual, auditory and/or kinaesthetic. Teaching styles at Caversham Nursery reflect the different ways in which people learn.
A stimulating environment sets the climate for learning and may include:
A variety of locations, for example: inside and outside the Nursery , at home, in the wider community environments.
Everyone has an important role to play in contributing to learning; therefore the term educator can equally apply to parents, Nursery Nurses, Early Years Practitioners, support staff, teachers, other children etc. Effective educators support learning by being alongside the child: modelling and extending their activities.
Teaching should be relevant, creative, inspirational and enthusiastic, within an atmosphere of trust and respect. We believe that educators teach best when they:
Planning and Assessment
Planning and assessment are an intrinsic part of the teaching and learning process, with each constantly informing the other in an ever-evolving cycle. (Refer to Planning and Record Keeping Policy.)
Roles and Responsibilities
Our governors agree, support, monitor and review the Nursery policies on teaching and learning. In particular they:
To give children the best possible learning experiences we will:
To support their child’s learning by:
We will assess the impact of this policy by: