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littlerobins

About Us

Little Robins Day Nursery has been established for over 20 years, being owned by the present owner Jackie Howse, B.A. (Hons)

in Early Years for over 10 years. The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm and only closed for Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

 

Choosing the right nursery for your child is one of the most important and difficult decisions that you will ever have to make. We have a friendly atmosphere where we work together in partnership with parents so that all children whatever race, religion or culture are made to feel welcome.

 

Little Robins aims to promote enthusiasm, self confidence and independence in our children.  We believe play is vital for children, it helps them understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. It is through play that our children learn, develop at their own pace and have fun with adults who understand, support and care about them. We want the children we care for to feel secure and to have the confidence to deal develop to their own individual full potential.

 

We recognise that children are unique and using highly effective and thorough planning, on-going meaningful observations and assessments, we plan for children’s interests and needs in partnership with parents/carers to ensure that children move forward at a pace appropriate for their individual needs.


To help us we promote The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which was first introduced in September 2008 and is made up of a Statutory Framework for the Early Years which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years. The EYFS documentation supports practitioners in assessing children’s progress and helps them to provide the best learning experience for all our babies and children. The aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play experiences. In September 2012 the EYFS was revised to focus more on the things that matter most and there is now also a greater emphasis on the role parents and carers have in helping children develop.

 

Younger babies enjoy a cosy, comforting, ‘home from home’ environment, with gentle activity, while older children enjoy a wide range of well planned nursery activities designed to encourage growth and development, including arts and crafts, gym and story time. Pre-school children are firmly focused on preparing for their first steps in education through a tailored introduction to subjects that they will be soon be working on at “big school”– reading, writing, maths and science as well as art and languages. We work with our pre-school children to give them a head start in learning and to equip them with the beginnings of the academic confidence required for later school success.