Little Bears Nursery, opening January 2021, will provide wrap around care for children aged between 3 and 5 years old. The nursery will be open during term time only, within Bearsted Primary Academy.
At Little Bears Nursery we will provide our children sessions which are organised into a mixture of adult led and child led learning opportunities. We believe this allows our children a range of opportunities which help build up their independence and confidence in small and large group activities. The children will be encouraged to join in with both adult led and child led activities, introducing them to new experiences and helping them to gain new skills across all seven areas of learning. In unison with the values and ethos of Bearsted Primary Academy, the activities and learning will be child centred, designed around their interests and building upon their personal experiences. We will use careful observations of our children and monitor their interests to guide our planning for a variety of engaging and fun activities for them to learn through, benefiting all.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting will help the children to continue to do this by providing each of them with captivating activities that are appropriate and stimulating for their age and stage of development. Our outdoor environment will offer learning opportunities which contribute to benefiting and supporting the development of a child’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them, especially with our Forest School and IB Primary Years Programme approach.
Little Bears’ aims for the present and future
- A defined start in education for your child by supporting children’s learning and catering for children from 3 years to school age
- To meet children’s learning and development needs by working on the children’s early learning goals and incorporating individual interests
- Embedding the Early Years Foundation Stage by providing care that meets all areas of development, both prime and specific
- Create a bond of trust with both children and parents.