Our well-resourced rooms encourage children to engage in both adult led and child-initiated learning. Children are offered a wide range of continuous provision which allows them to make independent choices about what they would like to do throughout their day. Our highly qualified staff follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and each child has a key person who plans a range of activities to follow their individual interests, creating learning opportunities unique to them. The key person will get to know you and your child well through regular communication regarding your child’s care and development needs. At Little Green Day Nursery, children’s care routines are tailored to their age group and are always discussed with you to ensure individual needs are met. More parental information about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) can be found be following our curriculum link at the bottom of the page. Nursery also offers parents developmental loan packs which are full of information about different age groups and staff are always on hand to answer any questions parents may have.
At all stages in the nursery, we encourage lots of self-help skills; from hand washing and self-feeding – progressing to self-serve mealtimes – all the way to washing up after snack time and using paint mixing stations, amongst many other things.
Health is promoted in many ways at Little Green Day Nursery. We have our own cook who provides home cooked, nutritional meals which are designed to meet the dietary requirements of growing children. We also eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and only serve milk or water. We are very proud of our high food hygiene standards recognised through our regular environmental health inspections.
Having worked closely with Stockport’s Oral Health Advisor, all children are given the opportunity to brush their teeth whilst at nursery. We are proud to hold the Gold Tooth Safe Award.
Our bathrooms have low level facilities to promote easy access to hand washing and self-care routines. Childrens physical health and mental well-being is embedded into nursery routines through a range of activities including dance and exercise, cooking activities, rest, quiet times, self-expression and a very special bond with their key person.