Mission Statement and Ethos
At Knowles Nursery School we concentrate very much on the important processes of learning and recognise that because children are unique they will learn at different times and at different rates.
Early learning takes place in all areas of our nursery school and is shaped by the Prime and Specific areas of Learning and Development within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS 2015). Please click on the link for more information http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/
We believe it is very important for children, parents and carers to make firm relationships with staff. Our well established key person system develops positive partnerships right from the start.
Our school learning environment gives children time and space to work both independently and in small groups. We want children to have opportunities to communicate, solve problems and negotiate as these are important skills for learning and life.
Our highly trained staff observe and identify children's individual interests and carefully extend their personal opportunities for learning. Resources are of high quality and our learning environment, both inside and out, is designed to enable children to make decisions about what they want to do, where they want to go and become active, creative learners.
We offer children a healthy snack every day. It is available to children throughout the session so that they can choose when to have it. Snack time is another special learning opportunity; a social time in a cosy, homely environment.
We admit government-funded children from the term after their second birthday and they then go on to Primary School the year that they turn five. We admit children from Bletchley as well as other areas in Milton Keynes and our children move on to a variety of different Primary Schools in Milton Keynes.
"I am so happy and proud of the progress my child has made whilst at Knowles Nursery School. I can't thank you enough. All the staff and especially his keyworker have got to know and understand him so well. He enjoys every day and I know he is going to miss it when he goes to Primary School."