Our Philosophy

We want all children to be valued and respected equally

Headed by Gorete, The Haven Nursery School aims to provide a high standard of individual and group care. Children are supported in various ways; by good role modelling, interaction, scaffolding, observation and assessment. We also focus on working one to one and setting up meaningful activities to support children’s learning.

The setting opened in 2011 and is proud of its commitment to the community by continuing to provide excellent care and education in the same vein as its forebear, Pooh's Nursery School. The setting is registered with OFSTED to accommodate children aged 0 to 8 years old.

A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits your child. There is a wide range of excellent resources; well-planned activities and scope for adventurous and imaginative play both indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged to play outside "whatever the weather". Parents are encouraged to participate in topics, activities and are generally made to feel that the setting is for them and their children. There is an open ethos about the nursery that encourages adults and children to contribute towards the nursery and its success.

The nursery aims to:

  • Provide activities that are appropriate to ensure that children acquire the necessary skills, concepts and attitudes that form part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (link to curriculum page).
  • Reflect on children’s needs and interests and ensure that activities meet their individual needs.
  • Create an atmosphere where every child feels secure, valued and confident.
  • Acknowledge parents in their role as children’s prime educators and seeks to promote a partnership with them that develops a shared understanding with mutual respect and dialogue.
  • Pay high regard to health and safety to meet the needs of young children with appropriate space, facilities and equipment.
  • Monitor, assess and keep records of skills and progression.
  • Develop a positive learning environment by providing good resources/materials.
  • Ensure no child is excluded or disadvantaged because of his or her race, culture or religion, home language, family background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability. Our policy is that all children should feel included, secure and valued.