We at Little Diamonds Ltd nursery offer high quality childcare using various strategies such as a thorough recruitment and selection process, observing, planning and recording your child’s progress through Tracking. We believe that careful planning is required to ensure that the work children acomplish through play at our nursery is of high quality.
Observations of each child are evaluated and linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This allows for each child’s individual development to be monitored and their progress recorded in their individual learning profiles. This is a record of your child’s interests, significant achievements and their development with us and we encourage you to access your child’s journal at any time. It is this information that helps the Key Person to plan experiences that support the interests and future learning of your child.
All of the Staff team on a daily basis give feedback about each child’s day and we share and celebrate all significant events.
Each interaction with you is based on a caring, professional relationship and respectful acknowledgement of your feelings as the parent and those of your children.
We understand all children should partake in rich and stimulating experiences. To achieve this as part of the planned curriculum EYFS children are encouraged to have regular opportunities such as wow factor and cooking activities. These activities involve preparing food, weighing, measuring, problem solving and cooking and identifying all manners of material and food products.
The days of “one stir and pass it on” are gone, as within our setting we promote that children can now help measure, count, bake and cook recipes from start to finish. It’s not just about the pre-schoolers, as little ones from all over the nursery are able to get involved with the chef and in the kitchen, whether laying tables with the chef or designing faces, making sandwiches or preparing fruit and vegetables. We have early years cook books, specially designed utensils that can cut food but cannot cut skin, and everything you need for making wonderful treats to take home and share whilst the child develops their numeracy and literacy skills as well as learning all about healthy eating.