Welcome to Tom Thumb Nursery
We are a small and friendly nursery where care and nurturing are our main focus. We promote confidence and learning at the children’s own pace by providing lots of opportunities through play. Our aim is to create a homely, family orientated environment for the children to grow and flourish.
We put the individual child at the centre of everything we do and understand that play based learning is the key to successful, happy, confident and resilient learners.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Like all Early Years settings we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for early years development and learning. The prime areas of personal, social, and emotional development, communication and language and physical development underpin everything we do in these important first years to enable the children to grow and develop to their full potential.
We aim to work in partnership with parents so that the children are happy to attend nursery and you feel confident about leaving your child in our care.
A beautiful, light and spacious purpose-built nursery building
We are located in a purpose built nursery building on the site of the Richard Clarke First School in Abbots Bromley. It is a lovely environment for the babies and children with outside play areas dividing the nursery from school.
Our nursery is in the heart of the village, where children flourish and grow in the wider community. We are involved in community projects such as Horn Dance Day, Best Kept Village, Remembrance Day and Christmas Tree Festival all of which encourage the children to feel a sense of belonging in their own local environment. They experience and develop an understanding of the cultures and world around them.
Doing this creates opportunities to be curious, explore, try new things and experience awe and wonder in the beautiful village.
Children’s learning and development
The EYFS framework ensures that Tom Thumb follows the principles outlined below:
- Children learn through play
- Nursery staff work closely with parents
- Your child’s learning at home is taken into account
- You are kept up to date with your child’s progress
- The welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities are met.
- Each child is allocated a key worker to ensure they make good progress
The EYFS framework has 4 themes that we build on:
- A unique child – Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
- Enabling Environments – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
- Learning and development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning and development are equally important.
We are a proud member of the “National Day Nurseries Association”
The NDNA put quite simply are an organization who care about and champion the very best for our children. They lobby government on important issues with the aim of improving opportunities for our children and also improving the support available to our parents, this includes holding governments in Westminster, Cardiff and Edinburgh to account and influencing policy on everything from business costs to qualifications and better investment in early years.
As members of the NDNA we also receive support for our nursery with training opportunities and professional guidance to ensure we provide the highest quality of childcare and early years education to all of our children, while also keeping up to date and compliant with the latest changes in guidelines and legislation.
In their own words “We are dedicated to making a difference”