How we Work

Practitioners promote child led learning within all age groups and provide environments that are engaging, through offering a variety of experiences that are sequenced, challenging and achievable to extend the children’s learning.
Key Person

A key person’s responsibilities are more than ensuring the basic needs of your child are met.  We feel strongly about this commitment and from the moment that you are introduced the key person will make you feel that the setting is a safe place that you can trust.

Parents as Partners

We believe that parents and carers are a child’s first educator and therefore work closely with you to ensure that you are involved in how we support your child within the setting. Parents are encouraged to add their own observations and pictures from home to their children’s learning journey, allowing two way communication between parents and the setting.

We deliver a programme of parent workshops (to promote co-educating with parents) covering topics such as; Phonics, Behaviour Management, Paedatric First Aid,

Parents can access their child’s online Learning Journal via the Famly App. Famly allows parents to read and comment on their child’s observations, photos and assessments.

As soon as you join the Charnwood Nursery & Pre-School Group, your child will be assigned a key person. The role of the key person is to help you and your child feel safe and secure from the very beginning. The key person will build a trusting and professional attachment to your child to help them to respond to your child’s individual needs to the best of their ability.

Healthy Eating

We are committed to providing children with a balanced diet. We cater for breakfast, lunch, light super and healthy snacks throughout the day. We have an 11-day rotating menu so that children can enjoy a varied diet rather than being served the same meals based on the day of the week which they attend. Menus are reviewed seasonally. Individual dietary requirements are accommodated. Vegetarian options are available at each mealtime. Children have access to water throughout the day. Milk or Formula milk is provided.

Our Facilities

A safe, fun learning environment

Indoor Environment

Our indoor environments our thoughtfully planned with a range of equipment, resources and activities to support children through each stage of their development.
Activities are planned for all age groups to ensure a flexible and balanced curriculum with a combination of busy and quiet activities, indoor and outdoor play.

Outdoor Environment

Outdoor play experiences are key to children’s happiness. Play and learning in the outdoor environment improves concentration and focus, enhances imaginative and creative play, reduces anxiety, increases physical play opportunities and boosts the body’s vitamin D levels.
Our settings have access to large, open place spaces where children participate in activities which support their learning and development within the EYFS framework.

Forest School

All of our children take part in age appropriate Forest School Education and outdoor learning. Children who engage in and are stimulated by regular outdoor learning develop increased confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, problem solving skills and well-being.

Fun, Varied Activities

Children enjoy Forest School sessions at our dedicated site located in Swithland Woods. Sessions are led by qualified Forest School teachers who introduce children to woodlands and encourage a love of learning in the natural world.

Activities include (but are not limited to) outdoor cooking (campfire), den making, wood whittling, natural art & craft, spotting mini-beasts, climbing trees and establishing physical and behavioural boundaries.

The team at Megastrikers, provides fun, non-contact football and mulit-sports sessions for the children. These weekly sessions help to promote physical development and a healthy lifestyle.

Children take part in regular visits to local care homes, where they visit the elderly residents, taking part in various activities together such as story-telling, singing, games and arts and crafts.

The relationships formed between the children and the older people are mutually beneficial. The children’s visits improve the health and happiness of the older people while the children learn about the older generation, bridging the gap between the old and young.

What parents say about us

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.