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by Alison Stewart


Quality Assurance Journey Ebook
Service Name: Kingswellies
Date started: 10th December 2022
ELC Manager: Laura Barry
Depute Manager : Caroline Reid
Locality Lead Officer: Alison Stewart
Date of visit: 10th December 2022
Settings current improvement priorities :

1.3 Implement Child led floor book planning 
2.2 Extension of KingsWellies Too

3.1 Further develop Self-Evaluation 
3.3 Revise supervisor and managers  work remits 
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Positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect, are at the heart of our philosophy. KingsWellies is a place to learn, develop and grow ‘happy healthy children’
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KingsWellies ELC benefits greatly from a strong management team who has an overview of all areas of the nursery
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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.
KingsWellies Nursery has a lovely, warm, welcoming feeling throughout the nursery. There is a real family feel to the setting and all staff and children appear happy to be there. Staff and children move through the setting, chatting to others , laughing and having fun. Children's ideas and opinions are a priority within activities.
Quality Improvement is a main feature of practice at Kingswellies All staff, children and families are included with focus on improving outcomes for children. There are regular opportunities for meaningful self-evaluation activities, looking at national guidance and using challenge questions.
Action plans are in place for specific areas of the curriculum which are being worked on by the setting as a whole. These actions support the improvement priorities identified through self-evaluation and link with the settings vision, values and aims.
Regular Staff meetings allow discussions which promote collegiate thinking and confidence among staff to share responsibilities equally.
Children's personal plans are kept and focus in on the specific needs of all children, such as things that would comfort them or individual requirements throughout the day. Children's plans, their observations and ideas are all part of their learning journey which is kept within the rooms.
Individual cloakroom areas are provided of the children. They have their own space for their belongings allowing for a development of sense of self while supporting independence and confidence.
Activities such as Health week allow children to make connections between different areas of learning. Building a concept or a skill from different perspectives deepens understanding and makes the curriculum coherent and meaningful to learners
The environment has been carefully laid out to ensure that children have a wide variety of different play areas available to them to stimulate a range of different learning opportunities. Cosy spaces are available as well as areas for use of loose parts and natural, open ended resources. Children are confident in choosing and using the resources available to them and transporting them to further develop their play.
Children are encouraged to lead their own learning and support others. Their opinions and suggestions are respected and valued. Successes are celebrated and shared.
Personal achievements and milestones of development reached are recorded within Life skill awards which support the 4 capacities of CfE