Our Philosophy

  • A space to express myself

    A space to express myself

It is our aim to provide a warm, homely environment, where each child feels happy, safe, secure and loved.

Where their individualism is respected and valued and their self esteem nurtured, leading to the development of confident, self assured, independent young people. It is our aim to provide the very highest standards in both pre-school education and care. We aim to provide a well planned, motivating, and attractive environment, which encourages active learning, provoking curiosity and exploration, linking the indoor and outdoor space.

Safe, Loved And Learning

Safe

Because your child is special, we make safety and security a top priority. The nursery school and it’s equipment have been designed and selected to meet the highest safety standards. All coming and goings are monitored carefully. All staff and official visitors wear identity badges. No unauthorized person can gain access to the nursery school.

We will not release your child to anyone other than you, unless we have your permission to do so. We aim to ensure that every member of staff is a qualified first aider. We have an automated fire alarm and fire extinguishers in the main areas of the nursery school.

Loved

Happy children make confident learners. Children are happy when they feel safe and loved, where they feel they belong. We select and screen our nursery nurses on the basis of their warmth towards young children. Our staff understand that the way they talk, encourage, praise and support will influence your child’s self esteem.

“The detailed understanding that staff have of the children enable them to provide exceptionally well for their needs.” Ofsted 2012

Learning

Children learn best through first hand experiences. We encourage purposeful play as the most important tool for learning in the early years. Our approach is child centered, with every activity and experience built on what each child already understands and enjoys, ensuring each step meets with success and confidence. We incorporate many varied principles at Glebe Farm, including an active learning approach where children have the opportunity to make choices, set their own goals and select materials, activities and play partners. Adults encourage children’s intentions, reflections, problem solving and creativity by forming partnerships with children, and following children’s ideas and interests.