The highly skilled and passionate management team leads the provision with enthusiasm and dedication. Its vision for excellence is reflected in the highly focused and inspirational staff team. Together they strive to provide an outstanding service for children and their families (working in partnership with families is paramount).
The staff provide positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect.
Alyth Kindergarten provides:
- a safe, happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment
- enables children to develop at their own pace and capabilities to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.
- To help all children to prepare for the future and prepare for their next educational journey
Our ethos aims to holistically educate each child which emphasises the importance of each child’s physical, emotional and psychological well-being, particularly building the child’s emotional intelligence which is so vital for academic learning. All practitioners encourage the children to be happy, confident and sociable and to support them to feel safe, secure and motivated by providing positive interactions who support and scaffold each child’s learning during planned and child-initiated play and activities.
Practitioners consider the equipment, the physical environment and the structure and routines of the day that establish expectations. Practitioners assess what children know and can do and understand that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. They take account of each child’s interests, stage of development and dispositions to learn. Practitioners use this information to plan next steps, providing awe and wonder into their learning and development and monitor their progress to give each child the best possible start in life to achieve and fulfil their potential and to succeed in life. Practitioners expand and enrich the children’s experiences and knowledge about the world around them.
Each child is unique; we value them for their uniqueness and talents, challenge them to explore and grow while supporting them to learn through play. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. (Please see the EYFS booklet in the kindergarten foyer) which gives further insight into what the EYFS comprises).