KINGSMEAD DAY NURSERY CHANDLER'S FORD

About Us

The nursery has been in operation since 1995 and has since then been run within the same family. Our aim is to provide high quality childcare and education in a homely, friendly and safe environment. To inspire young minds, celebrate diversity, to be inclusive, to be respectful and promote wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle. This is our latest Ofsted Report .

OUR VISION

  • Create a safe and secure environment, promoting the welfare of all children in our care.
  • Nurturing each child’s unique qualities and potential, encouraging them to achieve and develop through play within a well resourced setting.
  • Working in partnership with parents by establishing constructive relationships whilst maintaining clear professional boundaries. Working with outside childcare agencies.
  • Create a work environment that encourages continued professional development and diversity.
  • Recruit committed, caring and enthusiastic staff that have a genuine passion for working in childcare.
  • To provide healthy, home cooked quality food that is well balanced and takes into consideration special dietary and cultural needs.

At Kingsmead we promote equality of opportunity for children and their families. We seek to broaden and deepen children’s experiences by following the Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS framework has four core areas:

A Unique Child
Cvery child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
Positive Relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
Enabling Environments 
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
Learning and Development
Children develop and learn at different rates.- which itself includes seven areas:

Communication and language development
involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical development
involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, social and emotional development
involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy development
involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Mathematics
involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the world
involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design
involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

We monitor our practice and have regular meetings to discuss and decide how to improve our practice and procedures.

The nursery grounds are dotted with different animals to discover.

Luckily all animals are made of safe materials and this time the chickens are safe from the fox.