We are dedicated individuals who are very committed to providing the highest quality Childcare. Our priority is keeping our children in a safe environment where they can explore and learn.
Our philosophy is grounded in the child-centred approach and play-based learning, which advocates creative thinking to developing critical thinking. Friedrich Froebel (a German pedagogue, founder of kindergarten) believed that PLAY is essential for children’s development and a powerful contribution to children’s well-being and learning.
According to the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2021), ‘’Play has the role of building confidence as children learn to explore, relate to others, set their own goals and solve problems. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults’’.
We offer a flexible learning environment that adapts to each child’s interests and needs, and provide a wide range of different types of play and activities. We believe that children will go extra mile when they are provided with constructive activities and play opportunities in holistic way.
We have adapted many other learning theories from Piaget, Vygotsky, Steiner, Montessori and Reggio Emilia that are deeply embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Piaget found ‘Schemas’ that children learn from repeated play actions independently, while Vygotsky and Montessori emphasised adults’ role to guide, model and teach the children to develop their learning. Steiner and Reggio Emilia encourage a creative and natural learning environment with open-ended resources. They believed that providing children freedom to explore and express themselves will enhance their cognitive thinking.
‘’ The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking.’’
(Loris Malaguzzi, funder of Reggio Emilia)
Prime Kids DayCare Nursery
St Paul’s Church Hall, Brentford
A. Every child will be offered a flexible settling-in period depending upon their individual needs and we will discuss it with you if your child requires a longer period of settling-in. During the registration, we will also discuss your routine at home so that we can continue to follow it in our setting.
A. We have the policy that a minimum of 2 members of staff must be on-site with the children at all times. We always keep the recommended ratio between children and adults. When we take the children out to the park or local amenities, the ratio is then increased. All our staff are DBS checked and have undergone first aid training.
We complete daily risk assessment to monitor safety in the nursery. We also have a secure entry system to the nursery, controlled by the doorbell and the password that you created at the time of registering your child with us. If you ask someone else to collect your child, please tell us in advance. You will need to give them the password to authorise the collection of your child.
A. We provide well-balanced nutrition in each meal, including protein, carbohydrates, fat and fibre and omega, plus a minimum of 5 pieces of fruits or vegetables per day. We also comply with individual allergies and dietary requirements.
In addition, we promote Oral health with less sugary foods and drinking water, plus guided tooth brushing time with the children.
A: We highly recommend that children attend at least 2 part-time sessions or 1 full-time session per week. This will help your child to settle in and provide continuity in their learning and development.