At Stondon Stompers the most important people are the children. We recognise that for any child to learn they must feel safe and valued and above all learning should be fun. The team interact with the children by encouraging, facilitating and supporting them whilst they learn through play, talk about their experiences and share their enjoyment with others. Children can explore, enjoy, achieve and progress to their fullest potential at their own pace through both child and adult initiated learning experiences, thus enabling the children to become more confident and independent.
Your child will be allocated a “key person”, who will be your main point of contact within the setting; helps your child to become settled, happy and safe; is responsible for your child’s care, development and learning; takes a careful note of your child’s progress, sharing this with you and giving you ideas as to how to help your child at home.
We shall promote equality of opportunities and positive attitudes to issues that arise both from a multi-cultural society and from those with disabilities, to help children interactive well with other children and adults. Staff will be positive role models and supportive of children’s individuality, culture and learning experiences.
This is achieved by providing challenging and stimulating experiences in line with our policies that take into account a child’s individual needs, their interests and choices, as well as encouraging the involvement of parents and carers.
The areas of learning and development requirements of The Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) shape the activities and experiences that we offer children at Stompers.