Children come to Ryvers Nursery to be happy and successful. At Ryvers Nursery we do not just provide a broad and balanced learning experience for our children, we also provide one with depth, challenging them to become curious and independent learners who are inspired by our rich and varied curriculum.
We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent learners. We value the individual child and work alongside parents and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.
As outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory guidance 2017 ‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.’
Ryvers Nursery Environment
A quality and purposeful learning environment is essential to promote children’s learning. At Ryvers Nursery the classes are open planned to allow children space to move freely to explore. We believe in providing children with space to maximise their learning with a variety of resources readily available to promote independence. Just as important, children have access to a dedicated outside learning environment with a purpose built covered area. This allows the children to access the outdoor area in all weathers.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
We adhere to the Statutory Framework of the EYFS and the four guiding principles that shape practice within Early Years settings.
Learning through Play
Learning through play is an important part of our Early Years classrooms. We believe children learn best from activities and experiences that interest them. Children’s interests are used as a starting point; we provide children with stimulating and active play experiences in which they can explore and develop their learning to help them make sense of the world. Through their play they have opportunities to think creatively and critically alongside their peers as well as on their own. They are able to practise new skills to build upon and revisit prior learning. We believe it is important that adults take an active role in child initiated play through observing, modelling, facilitating and extending their play. Getting the balance right between child initiated play, which is controlled, and adult led activities is very important to us.
Parents as Partners
We believe that parents and carers are a child’s first educator and therefore work very closely to ensure they are involved in what we do with their child at school. We strive to create and maintain partnership with parents and carers as we recognise that together, we can have a significant impact on a child’s learning. We welcome and actively encourage parents to participate confidently in their child’s education and care in numerous ways. In Nursery we offer a Home Visit at the beginning of the school year. Home visits are an integral part of the Early Years curriculum provided by the nursery. Starting nursery can be a new experience for children and we want to make the transition for children as seamless as possible. At Ryvers Primary school we firmly believe that a good partnership with parents will enable their children to make more progress and flourish.
What age can children start Ryvers Nursery?
The nursery will admit children from the term after their third birthday. Children can attend nursery until the end of the summer term before they start Reception (which is the September after their 4th birthday). Children joining the nursery in September 2020 should be born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017