Aims & Objectives
Little Diamonds provide a safe, secure, intimate, and homely environment. We offer warmth for both the child/ren, our parents and our staff team. When recruiting any new staff on to our team we pursue people who take a 'real interest' in each child’s learning. We ensure that they can promote challenging activities. We explain that the development of the child is carefully nurtured through 'fun' and staff understand the expectations of encouraging their 'learning through play.'
Our primary aim is to provide a firm foundation for a secure future for each and every child in order for them to become a 'unique, competent and confident learner from birth.' Every child deserves the best possible start in life as well as the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. To achieve this, we strive to provide a Our primary aim is to provide a happy, firm foundation to build a secure future for each and every child in order for them to become a 'unique, competent and confident learner' from birth.secure, safe, stimulating and happy environment for children and we work hard on the staff team becoming positive role models to help our children become confident, independent little people. Our team are always happy to help, listen and support. We see our parents and children as an extension of their family.
Both our settings at “Little Diamonds” promote healthy eating, home cooking with no salt, no sugar. We support and encourage our children to become self-independent. Our surroundings are well resourced and regularly monitored.
We employ highly qualified staff who are professional in their approach and whom wish to develop and grow in their careers. We seek reassurance from all of our staff team that they will endeavour to support our local families within the local community where we live and work through developing strong partnerships.
Little Diamonds operates strict ethics and promote diversity as well as equality opportunities – challenging and addressing inequalities faced by staff and children in our world, therefore strengthening them and their families.
Little Diamonds approach in ‘Learning through Play’ is based on the National Strategy for Early Education (EYFS). We look for trustworthy and reliable practitioners who will be committed to the development of the business. Practitioners must also be committed to continuous improvement through their own learning and development in order to work with ‘best practice’ in mind.
Our objective is for all practitioners to communicate effectively and work with our children to thrive in their unique self-learning journey through a holistic approach.
The Director trained in 2003 in Italy on an intensive three weeks educational programme as she is inspired by the Reggio Emillia approach, believing that we play the role of co-learners in the classroom alongside the children. Practitioners are the 'guide and the resource.' Resources are natural and 'real life.' Activities are meaningful and exciting. Variations in experience are important. This is embedded within both our settings. Our nursery facilities provide our children with a homely environment.
Work through play, 'play is meaningful.'
On the whole, we understand that parents are the child's first main educators in their life and we respect and value this.