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Our Environment

We place great emphasis on ‘enabling environments’. We want children to thrive and develop in an enriched learning environment that is cared for and respected by both staff and children. We aim to build a homely, sustainable environment that is safe, nurturing and stimulating and supports the growth of independence, resilience, collaboration and a love of learning.


We develop our environment alongside our children because we are ‘partners in learning and play’. We want our children to be sufficiently challenged in an environment they have ownership of, so they may develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning. Our skilled practitioners facilitate this growth through questioning, open ended resources and invitations to play.


We have high aspirations for our children and work on a level of respect, promoting similarities and differences. We ask all children to respect one another, staff, the environment and our local community. This enables all of our children to build their knowledge of the world around them and a sense of belonging.