Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
We have had visiting artists such as Jugglers, Magician's, Face Painters, Keep Fit Clubs - these artists support children to develop projects about themselves. Children celebrate Eid, the Chinese New Year, Christmas and Easter when lots of our activities are based around these celebrations.
The children work with creative partnerships to design displays which are on show in the Methodist Church during festivals such as Easter, Harvest Time and Christmas. They help arrange flowers, water and keep the weeds away from the Rock Garden in front of the Church.
"Children are respected as individuals and their emotional security is given high priority. Children's views are also given very high priority. They feel safe and secure and form good attachments with their key person and all other staff members. Parents' views about their child's care, including medical needs, are determined before children start. This enables staff to provide safe and consistent care. In addition, staff successfully work in partnership with the local schools" Early Years Report March 2018
Our children go on trips to the National Media Museum, Industrial Museum, Bracken Hall on Shipley Glen and Eureka in Halifax. Children over 8 years old can go the swimming baths.The children can experiment using sand and water outside during the good weather. They take part in story telling, make up their own small drama sessions that develops their communication and language skills.
"Children enjoy their time at the club and eagerly enter. Staff create a stimulating indoor environment. They foster children's sense of belonging, for instance, through the wide array of displays, incorporating children's artwork. Staff create 'special books' for Reception children, helping them to plan for children and support their learning. Staff complement what children are learning at school. Children independently move around the different rooms, which reflect well-planned provision. Children show good levels of interest and engagement and play collaboratively. They have a positive approach to new experiences, such as creating masks" Early Years Report March 2018
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's developments with parents and/or a key person.
Our club is situated only a 2 minute walk away from Buck Woods where the children can explore and have picnics.They can see squirrels and watch the birds eating from the bird tables placed there by the Friends of Buck Woods. They can enjoy leaf rubbing and the staff also help the children name the different trees.
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Children are valued and made to feel welcome by our staff that actively show an interest in their development. Children aged five and under are allocated a key person.
"Children are happy and confident, attending settling-in visits prior to starting. They spend time with their designated key person, who gathers important information to meet their individual
needs and get to know them. Warm and friendly relationships are observed between staff
and children. Parents receive good-quality information on enrolment of their child and
during their child's time at the club." Early Years Report March 2018