At Stepping Stones we continue to work closely with the Nottingham Early Years Department to maintain the highest standard of quality care for your child. This sometimes involves ongoing projects that benefit both children and parents. We are registered with OFSTED and our inspection reports are available to view. We are also members of the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) and regularly attend meetings, sharing experiences and ideas to benefit the nursery.
The Government aim is to support every child/young person from birth to 19 years whatever their background or circumstances. The five outcomes of the Every Child Matters Framework (E.C.M) helps the setting achieve this. These are:
• Stay Safe
• Be Healthy
• Enjoy and Achieve
• Make a positive Contribution
• Achieve Economic Well-Being
At Stepping Stones we work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to promote healthy choices, to protect children from harm, support and encourage opportunities for learning, promote positive behaviour and encourage well-being. The nursery ensures that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is effectively implemented so that all of our children learn and develop to their full potential and are kept healthy and safe at all times. The four themes of the EYFS promotes each individual child's progress throughout the setting.
A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environments = Learning and Development
This is a holistic approach to child development therefore our philosophy is:
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Outstanding care for your child is essential. Every child deserves the best possible start in life. We strongly believe children who experience high quality early years provision achieve better outcomes and develop the abilities that are needed for life long learning. We hope that when your child moves on to school that they have become more confident, independent and knowledgeable but most of all very happy and ready for their next stage in life.
Stepping Stones operates an equal opportunities policy and will not discriminate. We ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference, so the children learn from an early age to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society. Each child will be treated as an individual.