Here at Athelstan we aim to provide a happy, calm, relaxed and safe environment for all children to play learn and develop. Our dedicated team are fully qualified in early years care and education and are committed to creating a welcoming environment. All staff are Paediatric first aid trained and have completed child protection training.
“The managers and staff are very caring. They create a particularly nurturing, positive and welcoming environment where children feel happy, secure and valued” Ofsted 2018
We offer care and education for children aged 2-5 years old term time only.
The Athelstan benefits from having two large indoor rooms as well as a natural outdoor play space at the front of the building. We have a free flow approach between the rooms as well as structured play activities and directed group time to support children’s learning and development across all areas of The Early Years Foundation Stage.
“Staff use their thorough knowledge of the children to help effectively plan for the next steps in their learning and close any gaps” Ofsted 2018
We hold the philosophy that it is crucial to work in close partnership and develop strong relationships with our parents promoting effective information sharing between home and nursery. This is reflected in our daily practice.
“The managers work closely with staff, parents and professionals to help evaluate the effectiveness of the nursery” Ofsted 2018