We are sensitive to children's individuality and ensure the activities they undertake are suited to the stage of development they have reached. Through skilled observations by experienced and highly qualified practitioners we understand each child’s capabilities and ensure that we understand their individual interests to ensure that they enjoy learning.
We aim to provide flexible, high quality childcare and education which meets children’s and parent’s needs. For babies we ensure continuity of care year-round with the emphasis on emotional warmth and security. Young toddlers develop the social skills of turn-taking and sharing while learning through play and undertake creative activities on a daily basis. Our pre-school children follow Flying Start’s well planned educational sessions to encourage confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. We also welcome older primary age children at our holiday clubs during the school holidays and offer both breakfast and afterschool clubs for children who attend The Abbey School in Shaftesbury.
(Crocker cited DfCSF, 2008, p.59)
Our educational curriculum (The Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012) covers the following seven areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language
Listening and attention
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
People and communities
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
Speaking and Understanding
Flying Start Nursery & Pre-school, Holiday Club & The Bell St Breakfast and After-school Club
Flying Start Nurseries and The Bell Street Breakfast and After-school Club are trading styles of Elestar Services Ltd a company.
Directors Elsa R. Morrison BA (Hon’s) and Nihara Murugupillai BA (Hon’s)