About Annandale Nursery & Preschool
You are bound to feel a little apprehensive about leaving your child at nursery for the first time – every parent does. That is why it is important that you are completely comfortable with the child care you choose. Our nursery can help put your mind at rest by providing a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child. With reassuringly high standards of care and excellent facilities, we can provide the individual attention and stimulus your child needs to feel happy and confident when at nursery. Our aim is to help your child develop physically, socially and emotionally – and ultimately get ready for school.
We provide a safe world where each baby receives individual attention from caring staff who follow the same comfortable routine your baby has at home. We nurture babies through a variety of activities and learning opportunities. These include; starting to feed themselves, learning to crawl and walk as well as joining in with "messy play".
We support your child’s rapidly developing skills and physical abilities. We encourage children to learn new words, to use their bodies in new ways and to improve co ordination. We work with parents to teach personal, social and emotional skills through play with other children and adults.
Children enjoy a wide variety of activities which creates the desire to think for themselves, solve problems, work with others and gain an increasing understanding of the world and how it works. With an emphasis on language, pre-writing skills and maths, our Ready for School activities help further extend learning from the nursery to home in fun and enjoyable ways and ultimately prepare your child for school.
Our qualified and experienced staff teams plan the warm and welcoming environments which provide the experiences from which children learn. The relationship between children and staff at our nurserery is based on respect and trust. We welcome children from the age of three months to five years and we recognise that they all have very different needs. This depends not just on how old they are, but also on individual personality and ability. We take the greatest care to provide the right level of support and encouragement, so your child can grow in confidence, build on important social skills and learn at their own pace.
In our nurseries each child is assigned a Key Person, someone who is responsible for your child’s Prime Times, those critical one to one moments of caring and play, nurturing and communication as well as learning.
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