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Through ongoing professional development, we are committed to sustaining a workforce of highly qualified and knowledgeable practitioners. These dedicated staff understand child development and use their knowledge to provide stimulating and educational activities that inspire, challenge and fascinate the children.
Keypersons get to know their children and families well. They know their key children’s interests, schematic play behaviors and personalities.
Children’s emotional well being is nurtured and their involvement and participation is encouraged. Children’s achievements are celebrated and their independence is fostered, building their self-worth and self-esteem.
We provide a fully inclusive provision at Dimples where all children and families are welcome. By working with Multi-Agencies and professionals we aim to meet the needs of every child.
At Dimples we believe children are unique and individual and deserve to be loved, cherished and nurtured.
Through play, our professional, dedicated and caring practitioners promote each individual child’s learning and interests.
We respect that parents are their children’s first educators and we hugely value our strong partnership with parents. Parents and carers are welcome to participate at the nursery and we actively encourage an open and respectful relationship between practitioners and our children’s families.
Dimples highly value the huge impact that active learning has on children’s development and the importance of the outdoors. Outdoor play focuses highly on our day to day practice as we consider that natural environments and outdoor play greatly enhances children’s development and behavior.
Children under the age of 2 years 9 months must attend for a minimum of one full day. Half days are not available. Children over 2 years 9 months must attend for a minimum of two half days. We do not offer half days to younger children as the children in these rooms sleep after lunch and the departure and arrival of children after lunch can effect their routines.
A beautiful quote from the famous theorist Froebel describes how children are wonderful as individuals and amazing when together with their peers.
At Dimples we believe that the children learn a great deal by mixing with the other children and staff within their rooms, from other rooms and with the many supervised visitors to the nursery.
Froebel, ‘Children are like tiny flowers, they are varied and need care but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.'