Little Swanswell Nursery is a newly established local, caring, professional and qualified nursery opposite City College Coventry. We are OFSTED inspected and have high standards of care for parents, staff and children. We want to make both the child and the parents nursery experience to be positive, educational, sociable and memorable. Staff are qualified with the emphasis on further education to degree level, to ensure that our expectations and standards are met by all staff. We aim to provide a holistic approach to learning with the importance being on 'learning through play' and 'child led' experiences.
Little Swanswell Nursery strives for a positive and caring collaboration between parent/carer's and staff within the nursery. We understand that the home environment is the greatest educational importance to children and that each child's personal experiences both in and outside the home environment is the basis of all children's learning. We support and encourage sharing of information between home and nursery as this allows the nursery to fully understand each child and family and to understand individual needs. We encourage parents/carer's to regularly participate and contribute to their child's developmental records by using daily diaries to communicate and share experiences and learning of their child. This ensures that we provide a continuity of care and learning that is beneficial and educational to the child.
Little Swanswell Nursery is a registered provider for the 3 & 4 year old free nursery education funding. Funding is available the term after the child's third birthday. Information packs are handed out in advance for parents to gain the relevant information. Once parents wish to obtain this funding, Little Swanswell Nursery requires the parent declaration forms to be returned in order for your child's place to be booked. If additional hours are required, free nursery funding will be deducted from the usual hours and parents are responsible for paying the amount outstanding.
Little Swanswell Nursery follows the national 'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which has four main areas, each with four sub areas that contribute to a 'whole child' approach. Areas of curriculum are; Personal, Social and Emotional Development (how children learn to work, play co-operate with others and participate in a group outside of the family unit. It focuses on making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.), Mathematics (involves concepts of mathematics and forms the basis of numeracy, shape, space and measure. Encourages early use of mathematical language and ideas through practical experiences and opportunities.), Communication and Language (language development and forms the basis for listening and attention, Understanding and speaking.). Understanding the World (supports children in gaining information and understanding of the environments around them, the people and the natural and manmade environments and technology. Forms a building curve for historical, geographical, scientific and technological learning and expereinces.), Physical (encourages and supports children to develop physical control, mobility, spacial awareness and manipulation skills in both indoor and outdoor environments. Also encourages positive attitudes and behaviour towards healthy and active lives and self-care.), Expressive Arts and Design (the development of children's imagination and their ability to communicate and express ideas and feelings in creative mediums.), Literacy ( the development of letters, numbers recognition.). The curriculum is used to guide children to stepping stones of development that encourages each child to progress their learning and development in order to advance to the next stage.