At Little Wellies we put the child at the centre of all that we do. Everything that takes place each day is led by each individual child and the staff are highly skilled and trained in following each child’s needs and interests. We believe, passionately, that nursery should provide a home from home environment and a family-based ethos. To that end, ALL staff at Little Wellies have contributed to our statement of intent, as follows:
“Little Wellies provides the very highest standards of childcare in a welcoming, comfortable and homely environment. A family-run nursery, where EVERYONE is included, but where individuality and all backgrounds and cultures are celebrated. The child is at the centre of all that we do and their happiness, care and learning is paramount. We are creative and child-led and engage children through fun, messy and meaningful play; both inside and out. Practitioners skilfully interact and build on children’s learning, with achievable, but challenging ‘next steps.’ We teach children to be self-confident, independent and self-assured, but respectful; preparing them for the next stage in learning and their life ahead. We want children to thrive in a loving environment, where curiosity and a real love of learning is nurtured.”
It is this statement of intent that shapes the curriculum and pedagogy of Little Wellies.