Our Ethos & Principles

Our Aims are

• To give each child a positive start to their school life, in which they can establish solid
   foundations on which to develop into confident and independent lifelong learners.
• To encourage children to develop independence within a secure and friendly atmosphere.
• To support children in building relationships through the development of social skills, such as problem           solving and sharing.
• To help each child to recognise their own strengths and achievements through experiencing success and       by creating achievable challenges to stretch learners. 

• Our high expectations will enable each child to develop socially, physically, intellectually,
   spiritually and emotionally and to achieve their full potential.
• To ensure every child has the opportunity to be their best and contribute to the school
   community through sporting activities, local visits and school visitors.
• To ensure that children are kept healthy and safe and that they achieve the knowledge and
   skills they need to start school.


Children need to feel a sense of security and belonging when they are away from their parents/carers, and this is a key to the philosophy we follow.  We strive to ensure that all children feel happy, relaxed and safe, and encourage them to feel confident in co-operating and developing good relationships with the adults caring for them and with other children in their group.


We have a wide range of appropriate learning materials, stimulating toys and activities, for both indoor and outdoor use.  Surrounded by their peers, children can develop at their own pace, play a full part in activities devised for their age, and enthusiastically learn new skills.


Every child is recognised and treated as an individual, within a framework of the highest ethical standards and equal opportunities.  We work closely with parents to provide a level of care that meets the high standards you would expect for your child.