At Foxbury Under Fives Preschool we endorse and put into practice the ‘Every Child Matters’ philosophy. The aim is for children and young people under the age of 19 years to reach their potential through a set of five outcomes.
- Being healthy – enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle.
- Staying safe – being protected from harm and neglect.
- Enjoying and achieving – getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood.
- Making a positive contribution – being involved with the community and society.
- Economic well-being – not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life.
Our Aims are
- To ensure a safe and happy environment at Foxbury Under Fives in which all children are valued and respected as individuals. This is achieved by a high, caring staff to child ratio, who work as a team, regularly updating their training.
- To follow ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ by providing both planned and spontaneous activities initiated by children, staff and parents. This is accomplished by observations, parental input and consulting with children.
- To ensure activities across all areas and aspects of learning are presented to children in a way which is accessible to all. The emphasis is on following their own learning agenda where they are encouraged to explore, experiment, take risks and develop at their own pace both in and outdoors. This approach fosters independence, self esteem and confidence and takes into account different learning styles and interests.
- To build a positive relationship from the beginning with the children and parents/carers through our key person system. We have established links with the local community including primary schools, the library service, community dentist and other professionals beyond the setting.
- To treat all children with equal care, consideration, concern and respect. We acknowledge, celebrate and respect the children’s diverse religions, beliefs, racial and cultural backgrounds. We ensure inclusion, support and relevant provision for children with special needs.