Central to our vision is our desire to prepare our children for their next steps in learning and life through giving them the opportunity to learn through immersion in the world around them.
We believe that every child is unique and will flourish in all aspects of their learning, if we provide the environment, challenges and support they need as an individual to develop their full potential.
We give children the best possible start in early education, recognising their prior learning and experiences in order to support them in becoming independent, confident, successful learners with positive self- image and high aspirations.
Each child is encouraged to approach the world around them with awe and wonder. They have an intrinsic desire to explore and investigate their surroundings and want to prosper for their own inner reward. During their play, children show their understanding of British Values and the aims and values of Gresham Village School; they take part, aim high, challenge themselves, are resilient and are respectful of themselves, others and the environment.
The Early Years Team model and inspire children to take a nurturing approach to themselves and others. Whilst children are assertive, confident and are developing the skills to resolve conflicts they also know that they can seek reassurance, comfort and guidance from adults when they need it. This support equips children with the confidence and security to try new things and embrace mistakes on their journey of learning and development. The setting promotes an evolving awareness and appreciation of their community and the greater world with a focus on celebrating individuality and diversity.
With well- developed indoor and outdoor learning environments, rich with opportunities to explore, discover and take risks, children have plentiful opportunities to problem solve, be reflective, think critically and review and adapt their approaches to child-led tasks. With children taking the lead in their learning they are not only more engaged but create much more memorable experiences.