Providing a safe, caring and happy environment.
Tiny Steps Day Nursery and Pre School are located in St George. The main unit are two houses knocked through to form one large house.
Pre School are downstairs with access to the large garden. Twos room is upstairs, who use the large garden. Our baby unit is a detached house with access to front and rear gardens.
All units are safe and secure with CCTV pointed at all entrances.
We are proud of our Open Door Policy and parents and carers are always welcome to spend time with their children.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. Tiny Steps follow the EYFS,
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives parents and carers confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
The areas of learning and development
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas are know as the prime areas and are:
- communication and language;
- physical development;
- personal, social and emotional development.
We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
- understanding the world;
- and expressive arts and design.
- Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
- Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food
- Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
- Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest
- Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
- Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
- Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
Bristol Standards - Quality Improvement from Birth to 5 years
The Bristol Standard is a self-evaluation framework which helps Early Years settings develop and improve the quality and effectiveness of
their provision through an annual cycle of reflection.
The Bristol Standard has been: Designed to support the process of continuous quality improvement which is a journey, not a destination.
We were really delighted when the Bristol Standards Team asked if they could keep our last submission for training purposes as they felt that it brought our setting to life.
Well done team!
Tiny Step Meals
Our food hygiene rating is 5 star.
Our Lunches are prepared and supplied by a local company 'Mini Meals' who cater for all dietary requirements. Tiny Steps prepare light teas and snacks.
Tiny Steps registration and management practices are supported by a comprehensive set of policies and procedures which assure our compliance to the latest Care Standards. These are available on request for inspection at the nursery.
Please take particular note of the following policies:
Equal Opportunities Policy
Tiny Steps does not discriminate in any way. Places are offered on a first come basis, subject to current vacancies. Every child and adult are treated as an individual. This includes supporting special educational needs where appropriate.
With our open door policy all parents /carers are welcome to speak to a member of staff or Management team at any time. We will always take the time to listen. If however you feel that you have not been listened to or your problem has not been dealt with effectively, you may wish to contact Ofsted at the following address:
Contact (ARC) Team
Tel: 0300 123 1231
Safe Guarding and Child Protection Policy
There is an extensive policy that Tiny Steps take very seriously and adhere to. Whilst children are in our care Tiny Steps ensure that the children's welfare and safety are paramount. We operate safe recruitment and all staff undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service before commencing employment with us. Staff are then regulary asked if there has been any changes in their circumstances or with the people that they live with.