Our Curriculum


Every child achieves difference things at different times, as we all have different learning styles and abilities. We plan around each individual childs interest and ensure that the environment is accessible to all children and covers the 7 areas of learning.

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language.
Physical Development

Specific Areas
Literacy.
Mathematics.
Understanding of the World.
Expressive Arts and Designs.

We aim to cover all these areas of learning and encompass all principles of the EYFS through everyday stimulating activities and planned environments.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is based on 4 principle themes.

A unique child - every child is a competent learner from birth, who can be resilient, capable and self assured.
Positive relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents/carers
Enabling environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting a child's development
Learning and development - children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning are equally important and interconnected.

Working in Partnership with Parents


Rose Cottage Farm Childrens nursery engages to work in partnership with parents. We feel it is of great importance for the staff and children to know that we have the support of parents, and for you to know that you have our support as a team. We aim to have an open and friendly environment where we would welcome and ask for any constructive suggestions of how to improve our service to you and your child.

We hold regular parents evening and parent questionnaires. Information is displayed on our parents Notice boards. We use "Tapestry" software for your childs' learning journey which you are able to post "wow" moments for us to include in their learning and development journey. Our Facebook page informs all parents of up to date information, dates for diaries and events, along with pictures of what the children have been up too and enjoying.

Every time your child attends Rose Cottage Nursery you will have a verbal or written information on what your child has done during their times with us that day. We are never complacent so if you have any worries however small please feel free to come in and talk to us, as the welfare of your child is paramount.

At the same time we expect you the parents to work in partnership with us, so when it comes to providing us with sun tan creams, new nappies for your child, and paying your fees on time, we trust your commitment to us as your chosen child care provider is respected.

Policies and Procedures


At Rose Cottage Farm Childrens Nursery we have a range of policies and procedures. They are to help us comply to all government guidelines and to ensure that we clearly inform both staff and parents/carers how we operate. All of these policies and procedures are designed to offer the best possible provision for our children and their families.

A more detailed breakdown of all of our policies and procedures is in our Early Years Foundation Stage Manual that is kept in the main office at the nursery. This manual is available for you to read, within the setting, at any time.

Within our setting we also have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), a Behaviour Manager, an Equal Opportunities officer in charge, a Child Protection Officer, a Health and Safety Office, as well as being passed both by the Fire Safety Officer and Department of Environmental Health.

Our policies and procedures are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents/carers are always welcome. Please see our Curriculum section for our SEN offer.

Useful Information


Childcare Tax Credits Educational Funding Fees