Early Years (2, 3 & 4 year olds)
Welcome to Grange Valley Nursery. We feel that it is important when choosing a nursery for your child to have confidence in the care that your child receives. We provide a happy environment, where the needs of both the parent and child are met. We hope this page gives you a flavour of our OUTSTANDING nursery.
Here at Grange Valley we can offer both you and your child an exciting and enjoyable time. We passionately believe that every child is special and should have the best possible opportunities to learn and develop to their full potential, whilst recognising that all children are unique, and like to learn in their own way. This underpins the way we plan our curriculum and develop the children’s learning environment, ensuring that we provide challenging learning opportunities that will excite and motivate children to learn, following their own interests.
Our nurturing and stimulating environment provides the perfect setting for children to begin the first stages of their learning.
Outstanding Ofsted Inspection
Our OUTSTANDING Ofsted inspection states...
‘Early years is a hive of activity in which children are absorbed in their learning’. ‘Staff are highly vigilant, making sure children are safe and well cared for’.
‘Children get off to a flying start. Staff make sure that they get to know children before they join the Nursery, so that they can help children settle in quickly. Staff encourage children to develop independence in those early days, so that children are quickly able to make the most of their learning time’.
‘Staff use this information well to inform their interactions with children and assess their learning. Consequently, children make rapid gains in their knowledge and skills, catching up quickly from their different starting points’.
‘Parents are encouraged to be partners in their children’s learning. They are invited to regular ‘stay and play’ sessions, share their child’s ‘wow’ moments at home with staff and follow the early years ‘blog’. Parents are encouraged to get to know other parents and get involved in school life through the ‘Fun Friday’ sessions run by the school’s pastoral lead’.
'Parents hold the setting in high regard. They are delighted with how well their children settle in and how much they look forward to each day. Parents are amazed by the progress their children are making’.
The Key Person relationship is fundamental to each child's well being, learning and development. All children are assigned a key Person who works closely alongside both children and staff. Key Persons are available daily and we also have termly 'Stay and Play' sessions where parents are invited in to spend time with their child and their Key Person. Key Persons record detailed observations which are available for parents to view at any time.