Our values and principles

To provide a safe, secure and

stimulating environment

To work together with parents and the community

to enhance the development

and the education of all children

To work within a framework which ensures

equality of opportunity for all children

To work together with parents, children, nursery SENCO and outside agencies to ensure that any special educational needs are met within the framework of the nursery

To recognise the diversity of families and endeavour to meet their individual needs, within the constraints of the nursery setting.


We will achieve this by offering

A specially tailored curriculum designed to meet the approved early years foundation curriculum learning goals as set out in the DFES Guidance for the Years Foundation Stage.

An environment and experiences which follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum

Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of

adults to children.

Fun and friendship with children and other adults.

The support of a personal key worker.

Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities offered in the group and in your own child’s progress.

A nursery environment that meets if not exceeds the standards set out in the statutory  framework for Full Day Care.

Ongoing evaluation and monitoring of equality of opportunity for all by the nurseries Equal Opportunities Officer.

Regular evaluation and improvement upon our current  practices by taking part in quality assurance programmes such as QUILT or EMAS

Anita O’Hara

Owner of

Pumpkin Patch Nurseries

excellence in

               childcare

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