Our ethos is to ensure that each child in our care has a unique experience in a happy, stimulating and caring environment. We carefully plan engaging and exciting learning opportunities to inspire every child to make the best possible progress. Whether we are caring for your baby, encouraging your toddler to toilet train or preparing your child for their first day at school we are here to support and help manage your child’s needs.
We have created warm, friendly, homely environments within our nurseries, which gives every child the very best start to their early education. We pride ourselves on our natural displays, resources and toys, with free flow areas and a wide variety of different activities. Children enjoy everything from creative and sensory play to exploring the natural world outdoors. We carefully tune in to children’s interests to plan an incredible range of learning experiences to meet their individual ages and stages of development.
We are multi-award-winning nurseries, continually striving for excellence. We employ highly-qualified, passionate and inspirational staff teams who make Little Hands an incredibly special place to play and learn. Our nurseries have been graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Our senior management team focus on continually driving quality improvement forward to ensure that our high standards and expectations are maintained at all times.
Learning and development
How will your child be learning?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) describes the time in your child’s life between birth and five years as being crucial to their growth and development. The curriculum is incredibly important, as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and success. Our bespoke curriculum ensures that each child’s early years experiences are happy, exciting, and challenging in order to support their development.
The seven areas of learning set out in the EYFS are carefully considered when planning future learning experiences to enhance children’s learning and development. Our team teach and support each child by providing tailored and differentiated activities to meet their individual needs. Research suggests that children learn best through playing and exploring, being active and through creating and thinking critically which is at the heart of our well-resourced and inspiring environments.
Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first:
Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As your child grows, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
A typical routine at Little Hands
We believe in providing a balanced routine of free choice and structured activities. All planned sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the children and are specifically designed to support their physical, personal, social, emotional and educational development.