ELC Manager: Marcia Love /Emma Campbell Locality Lead Officer: Alison Stewart
Date of visit: 15th November 2023
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’
Queenswellies opened in August 2023. The setting can accommodate children 0-5 years and benefits from an experienced senior management team who have already worked for 'Wellies' nurseries. This contributes to shared vision values and aims across both settings.
HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING ENGAGEMENT RESPECT COMMUNICATION ACHIEVEMENT INTEGRITY PARTNERSHIP AND CARE – CHALLENGING COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Settings current improvement priorities : -Support relationships within new team -Mentoring new staff -Embedding practice
At Wellies nursieries, 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.
Extract from Kingswellies QA book - July 2023
A sister setting for Kingswellies , Queenswellies' is being planned and parents and children are being kept up to date with developments. Views and opinions of stakeholders are requested and considered. Staff for the new setting are spending time within Kingswellies to support their knowledge and understanding of the ethos of the setting and its policies and procedures. This builds confidence in the new and the existing staff as learning discussions take place.
The environment is warm and welcoming. It has been carefully laid out to ensure children have a wide variety of stimulating and challenging play areas available to them to stimulate a range of different learning opportunities. Resources are freely available for children to independently choose and transport to develop their play. Children are then supported to be responsible by tidying away to clearly labelled containers.
Cosy inviting spaces are available within the environment. This allows children to have some downtime and relax with a book or have a nap if needed. Sensitive touches such as family photographs within photo frames, soft furnishings and neutral colourings around the setting enable the children to feel safe and secure.