Early years provision at ACP EARLY YEARS Local women highlighted that one of the barriers to improved wellbeing, social interaction and improved employment opportunities was the lack of childcare. Ashiana’s Early Years offers a tailored, 22 place day care nursery, and we believe that every child should enjoy their childhood from the security of a nurturing environment. For more information on our nursery, please click on to ACP Nursery Our Vision It is our aim to ensure that every child in our care receives quality opportunities & early interventions to reduce the negative effects of deprivation whilst celebrating our cultural diversity. We believe that every child is unique & has the capacity to achieve their full potential through enabling environments, positive relationships and effective parent partnerships. We aim to nurture every child’s holistic development through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We encourage parent partnerships through mutual respect of opinions, values, confidentiality & beliefs whilst enabling parents & carers to voice their opinion in shaping our services. We also ensure that communication regarding your child is effectively maintained via the key –worker system. Nursery Facilities include childcare from children between 3 months up to 8 years of age. Rainbow Room -for our youngest children, aged 3 months to 2 years old. Here we encourage early exploration skills to promote physical, social and communication skills. Sun Shine Room – for Our Toddlers, aged 2—3 years old, Developing independence through flexible routines & increasing social interaction to develop a positive sense of self Pre-school room –for our growing youngsters, aged 3 to 5 years of age. Here our older children enjoy engaging in increasingly challenging activities towards school-readiness. Holiday Provision –Children up 8 years old.We provide appropriate provision for our eldest children to support their learning whilst providing opportunities of responsibility and social interaction to encourage leadership skills. Large out Door area –Our children enjoy a large outdoor area which has a soft surface covering for additional safety. Our children also benefit from regular flexibility of interaction across the different age ranges, both indoors and outdoors, which supports the acquisition of personal, social and emotional skills and development. Special Educational Needs At Ashiana’s Early Years we welcome and value every child for their individuality and their unique qualities. Through our training and expertise, we ensure that all children have access to all activities and implement targets to support children with specific needs in achieving their full potential. We work in partnership with parents/carers and liaise with other professionals to ensure we are offering high quality provision for every child. Please speak to our Special Needs Co-ordinator for further information. Contact: [insert contact details, e.g. email address]. Holiday club. We run a hugely popular summer play scheme for children from ages 5 - 11 years, providing a safe space where young people can spend their time and get involved in activities. ACP Nursery and holiday Club Getting close to nature Getting Close to Nature is a joint partnership with National Trust to deliver exciting nature activities that encourage parents and carers to get involved with their children. In its fifth year running, hundreds of children have benefitted with educational, social, fun and creative activities all held at our local Garden. For full details please see Getting Close to Nature Project Security and Protection To provide a safe and secure place for your child. To view ACP's safeguarding policy please click on to our safeguardingpolicy.pdf. Ofsted Registration Number: EY330654 Opening Hours: Early Years is open between: 8am till 6pm Monday to Friday with the exception of Bank Holidays & the week of Christmas. We provide morning and afternoon sessions to suit the needs of parents requiring flexible childcare. TESTIMONIALS “Children are happy and settled in their environment. They make good progress in their learning as they access a wide range of toys and equipment which is purposefully stored at children's level to promote their choice and independence...Partnerships with parents and carers are good. Regular opportunities are available to discuss children's progress in their learning and development. Staff provide daily verbal and written information on children's care and activities....Good systems are in place for parents to get involved in their children's learning.... which promotes children's progress and parents knowledge. Positive comments were received from parents on how well their children had settled in and enjoyed their time in the nursery.” Ofsted report 2010 TESTIMONIALS “Thank you, for making my child’s first experience of nursery so memorable and fun. You’ve taken care of him through the laughter, cries, the ‘I don’t want to’ and all the bogey-nosed fun! He’s always talking about you all and the friends he made and will miss you dearly. See you again when we’re back” Parent.