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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns

At Burleigh House we recognise that as parents you have primary responsibility for your children, so an important aspect of our work is to encourage and maintain effective communications with you in relation to the achievements and progress of your child

Through professional development and training we, as qualified childcare practitioners have a good and clear understanding of how children develop and learn

Through this knowledge and observation based assessments, we can appropriately plan activities and learning experiences to help each child in our care develop to a level appropriate to their individual needs

So that we may be aware of individual children’s developmental needs we have compiled a booklet as a guide to assist you and us in planning activities and experiences to encourage each child to reach their fullest potential.

Five years developmental progress’ (Mary Sheridan), and the ‘Birth to three matters framework’, which has a large emphasis on a child’s personal, social development and well being. Both are used in the training of qualified staff.

You may keep this booklet as a reference giving you information and ideas for home

Every three months we will also be sending home an individual development booklet showing your child’s achievements. This will be a collaborative booklet for both you and your child’s key worker to fill in.

We appreciate the help and support that parents give us, it is a vital link between home and nursery.

We hope you find this booklet a valuable resource and we welcome any questions and comments you may have. If there are any issues you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate in speaking to your child’s key worker or Dawn.

Children’s experiences in the earliest years of their lives are critical to their subsequent development. High quality childcare is a crucial step towards ensuring that children arrive at school ready to learn, thus avoiding underachievement.

Recent research shows that in the process of caring for and educating young children, no time is too soon to begin. It has been found that up until the age of seven the best way for our children to be educated is through play and active learning.