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.
“Staff work consistently to ensure children are included, the mornings greeting time is an extremely positive experience for all children, especially those with dual language needs” Ofsted 2015
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.
“Planning and assessment arrangements are precise and shared frequently with all staff and parents to ensure children make good progress” Ofsted 2015
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.
“Effective partnership with outside agencies are extensive and ensure children’s needs are quickly supported by a consistent team of professionals” Ofsted 2015