Wingerworth Wonder Years
When you are little, everyday is a learning experience and at Wingerworth Wonder Years Nursery we aim to make those experiences, magical, memorable and fun.
Our PhilosophyEducation in the early years is much more than teaching colours, shapes, numbers and letters. It is about developing strong, curious, confident children. It is about extending their joy, fascination and wonder at the world around them, about developing concentration, commitment and deep involvement. It is about exploring real and imaginary worlds and forming positive relationships with others. Children who acquire a sense of mastery, a willingness to ‘have a go’ and to learn from mistakes have a head start in learning.
For the last four years we have run a weekly Spanish lesson; a fantastic opportunity for children to gain knowledge and awareness through an alternative language as well as to explore cultural differences. The 20 minute lesson runs on a Thursday morning by a qualified Spanish teacher. The children explore stories, songs and rhymes as well as look at colours, shapes and numbers in the Spanish language. If you are interested in your child taking part in this activity, please speak to a member of the staff team.
Wingerworth Wonder Years is Available
Monday to Friday all year round 07:30-18:00
Various sessions available as well as fulltime care and education.
Breakfast and After School Club is available
Monday to Friday during term time 07:30-09:00 and 15:30-18:00
Holiday Club is available
Every school holiday 07:30-18:00 (except two weeks at Christmas and Bank Holidays)
For registration forms go to our Downloads and forms page
• To provide a caring, family environment which is stable and friendly, ensuring the children feel happy and relaxed. In turn this encourages the development of a positive self-image and respect for others.
• To offer opportunities for children to continue to learn at their own pace and become as confident and independent as possible.
• To provide professional and caring support for children with additional needs.
• To allow parents to continue their professional activities in confidence and free from any anxiety about their child’s care.
• To offer a stimulating environment which combines learning with fun.
• To promote equal opportunities in every aspect of life.
• To maintain an exceptional standard of care, with regards to facilities available, safety, hygiene and interpersonal relationships.
• To ensure all children are equipped with the necessary skills they will need to make the transition from nursery to school.
We are committed to promoting British Values. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our families and celebrate a variety of events and occasions. We promote values in many ways; by teaching right from wrong at an early age, by teaching and encouraging decision making (PSE) and democracy, by teaching respect for each others views and values, talking about our feelings and learning to share and take turns during play.
Please see in downloads, forms and policies (“Fundamental British Values and Prevent Duty”)
What are the goals?
We aim to provide educational programmes which involve activities and experiences for children, which consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in our care. We use information gained about our children on a day to day basis to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas of learning and development as follows:
• Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
• Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
• Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
• Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
• Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in
counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
• Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their
community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
• Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
My child only wants to play!
During the foundation stage, we will provide many planned opportunities for your child to learn through play. Play is the key to the way young children learn. Through observation, planning and evaluation we aim to deliver a balanced learning experience for your child. Staff are there to support, encourage, focus and direct your child’s play and learning interests.
We have a wide range of resources, techniques and abilities; we can meet and encourage your child’s progress through positive play and interaction, we also have an outdoor play space allowing us to extend your child’s learning opportunities further.
In our setting children can move freely from one activity to another, they can choose their play direction which is a combination of adult focused and child initiated activities throughout the session.