Welcome to Little Scholars Nursery
Here at Little Scholars Nursery we feel that children learn and develop best in a trusting and happy environment where we look at each child's individual needs and create individual next steps to help
them become happy confident children. We are a converted house that enables to utilize rooms so that we have small groups. We prefer having small family like groups so our well-established devoted team are
able to get to know each individual child and are able to role model good behaviour as well as caring for each other.
At Little Scholars Nursery we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage, this is shaped by four overarching principles, and these are:
1. Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
3. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between
practitioners and parents and/or carers.
4. Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year's provision, including
children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The EYFS specifies requirements for learning and development which include:
1. The seven areas of learning and development within which we plan our activities.
2. The early learning goals which we support children to work towards by the end of the academic year, in which, they turn 5.
We work alongside parents to develop a strong partnership, one of the ways in which we do this is through our learning journey system. We are always here for a listening ear and friendly advice.
The children are encouraged to eat a wide variety of meals which are prepared on site following the advice from the Carol Walker Trust and the government's health eating initiative, so that we can ensure that the children are getting a well-balanced and appropriate diet. The weekly menu is displayed in the conservatory and is adapted to make use of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Drinking water is available throughout the day and children have the choice of milk or water at snack times. We have a 5 star rating in Food Hygiene from Derby City Council.