At FountNursery, it’s a priority for us to create a home from home for our children; we use many established childcare and development techniques to ensure your child’s experience with us is a positive one.
We recognise that children need to have secure relationships with adults in order to flourish; all of our staff are qualified, passionate and enthusiastic about our setting. Each member of staff will bring an additional quality or skill to the nursery; for example, dance abilities, a passion for science, an interest in cooking, the ability to speak another language. We feel like this adds something extra to your child’s time at FountNursery.
Central to this is our belief that each child is unique and has a talent that will be nurtured at FountNursery.
We encourage that the children leave the nursery to experience the local environment. We take local trips to:
- London Fields
- Victoria Park
- Hackney City Farm
- Hackney Library
- V&A Childhood Museum
We have created spaces for children to be active and to rest, both inside and outside. We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Children will experience several areas of learning throughout their time at FountNursery across both indoor activities and garden activities. Both spaces have been created to factor in sensory and educational experiences.
Our unique approach is inspired by the best philosophical practices within the Early Years field, for example:
- Maria Montessori: who believed in creating children who are independent and self- sufficient.
- The Reggio Emilia approach: which builds on children’s creativity where they take a lead in their learning and development.
- Theorists such as Susan Isaac and Fredrick Frobel: who recognised the importance of play, in developing children who are grounded in their emotional health and well being.
At FountNursery, relationships matter to us. We aim to build a positive and professional relationship with you, and your child, throughout your time with us. When your child starts at FountNursery they will be allocated a key person. Your child’s key person will welcome you, and help you and your child settle into the nursery. At the end of every day, your child’s key person will offer feedback to advise you of your child’s development and progress. This can also be tracked using Parentzone.