Positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect, are at the heart of our philosophy.
We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve at KingsWellies Nursery:
to provide a safe, happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment for your child
to enable all children to develop their capabilities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.
to help all children to prepare for the future.
KingsWellies Nursery: a place to learn, develop and grow ‘happy healthy children’
We have a clear understanding of our values at KingsWellies Nursery:
HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING – showing kindness
ENGAGEMENT – being involved, responsive, interested and interesting
RESPECT – promoting a culture of tolerance, inclusion, diversity, equality, fairness and opportunity
COMMUNICATION – being genuine, open, honest and sincere
ACHIEVEMENT – highest quality, high expectations, aiming high
INTEGRITY – means doing the right thing, even when no one else is watching
PARTNERSHIP AND CARE – being reflective and learning from parents as partners, developing strong nurturing relationships
CHALLENGING – testing ourselves and those around us, not accepting the status quo
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE – developing skills for learning, life and work
At KingsWellies, we believe that every day is a learning day and that learning is all around us. As well as being a place of learning, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all children are coming in to a loving, caring environment where they are valued and listened to. We also involve children and parents in trying to continually improve.
At KingsWellies Nursery, we aim:
to provide a safe, happy, caring, stimulating and secure environment for our children where everyone feels valued, included and respected
to engage our children in the highest-quality teaching and learning and to maximise success for all
to create a nursery which feels like home and to provide an extended family environment
to develop a shared vision for the future of KingsWellies
to foster high-quality leadership at all levels
to work in partnership with other agencies and our communities to promote the welfare of our children
to work together with parents as partners to improve learning and care
to reflect on our work and fulfil our learning potential
to value and empower our children and staff by recognising and celebrating successes and achievements
to promote well-being and respect
to develop a culture of ambition and achievement
to equip our children with skills for learning, life and work, ready to actively grasp and follow their dreams in the future.
KingsWellies aims are based around Building the Ambition (2016) by the Scottish Government. These aims reflect our high aspirations and our commitment to excellence. Through effective teamwork, open lines of communication and in partnership with our parents, we will work towards the realisation of our vision, values, aims and mission statements.
To transform the lives of the children and families we work with, through creating a nursery which feels like home with an extended and supportive family environment.
What do our Aims mean and how will we achieve them?
1. Effective Learning and Teaching:
We aim to engage our children in the highest quality learning by creating an environment, both indoors and outdoors that is:
meets the needs of all
2. Outcomes and Success:
We aim to focus on outcomes and maximize success for all children by:
exploring new ideas and technologies
providing quality resources
agreeing targets for learning
providing appropriate feedback
Applying the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach to meeting individual needs
ongoing assessment and evaluation
reflecting on individual progress
raising attainment and celebrating achievement
delivering a high quality curriculum
managing, evaluating and updating policies and plans
following the guidance in Pre-Birth to Three-Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children to meet the needs of our children aged 0-3 years
following Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence to develop the curriculum for our children aged 3-5 years
ensuring a smooth transition for children and parents moving from pre-school to primary school
3. A Common Vision:
We aim to develop a shared vision for all by:
promoting fairness, justice and equality of opportunity
involving the whole community in the life of the nursery
developing and sharing the Nursery Improvement Plan and Standards and Quality Report with all parents and stakeholders
4. High Quality Leadership:
We aim to foster high quality leadership at all levels by:
promoting a shared vision, values and aims
setting high expectations within a context of ‘rights and responsibilities’
promoting effective teamwork
promoting professional dialogue
encouraging all staff and children to be leaders of their own learning
facilitating the continual professional development of all staff through high quality training opportunities
5. Partnership Working:
We aim to work in partnership with other agencies and our community to:
develop confidence and self-esteem
involve staff and children within the wider community
promote fairness and equality for all
meet the needs of all individuals
promote a greater understanding of how we can all contribute to improving the world around us
meet the individual needs of all children
6. Parents as Partners:
We aim to work together with parents to improve learning by:
promoting an open door policy
welcoming parents’ views and contributions to nursery activities
working in partnership to support children’s development and learning
promoting a shared vision, values and aims
promoting dialogue about the work of the nursery
building and sustaining strong and respectful relationships
7. Reflective Learning:
We aim to reflect on our work and fulfill our learning potential by:
continually monitoring and evaluating our practice
Referring to and following best practice as indicated by the National Care Standards, The SCCC Codes of Practice, Child at the Centre 2 and How Good is Our School 3
implementing new initiatives
thriving on challenge and embracing change
our commitment to self-evaluation and nursery improvement
analysis, evaluating and using information to help us to grow and improve
8. Values and Aspirations:
We aim to value and empower our children and staff by:
valuing each individual’s contribution
involving all in decision making through effective consultation
establishing a vibrant and progressive nursery culture
extending the capabilities of all learners
providing opportunities for all to influence the future of our nursery
developing leadership capacity
9. Promotion of Well-being and Respect:
We aim to promote well-being and respect by:
creating an inclusive nursery environment
meeting the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence; Successful Learners, Confident Individuals , Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors
encouraging healthy choices
promoting positive behaviour
teaching respect and the responsibility of citizenship
becoming accredited as an Eco Scotland Nursery, a UNICEF Rights Respecting Nursery and a Forest School Nursery
promoting positive attitudes to social and cultural diversity
ensuring the physical, social, spiritual, mental and emotional health and well-being of all young people and staff
promoting mutual trust, respect, confidence and caring for all
promoting positive attitudes: of respect for self, other people, other people's needs and opinions, for property and the environment
treating everyone as we would wish to be treated ourselves!
10. Ambition and Achievement:
We aim to develop a culture of ambition and achievement by:
promoting high expectations
providing opportunities for every individual to be successful and to attain his/her fullest potential; to be the best you can be!
nurturing and encouraging creative, innovative and enterprising behaviour and actions
encouraging consistent and fair approaches to behaviour
acknowledging success and effort
developing a “can do” ethos of achievement in all that we do!
Our Gurantee To You
At KingsWellies Nursery, you can be confident that:
staff will actively promote our aims and values.
we have clear policies, procedures and codes of behaviour , which are consistently applied by staff and understood by staff, parents, carers and children.
you and your child will be consulted about the service provided and your views and ideas valued.
all children are happy, confident, safe and secure.