New Mills Nursery

Be Safe
Be Kind
Be Inspired

Values & Ethos

Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Inspired

At New Mills Nursery School, we are committed to the principle that high quality, flexible, thoughtful and child-focused early years’ education provides a child with the best start to their education, meets the needs of the individual child and builds a strong foundation for life-long learning.

We aim to provide this by:

  • Developing a positive and interactive partnership with parents and carers through effective liaison and communication
  • Providing a safe and secure learning environment
  • Working closely with other professionals and colleagues to ensure the best educational opportunities for every child
  • Encouraging each child to develop a sense of belonging to and responsibility towards their community
  • Fostering independence, self-esteem, confidence and courage
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum delivered through play and first-hand experience
  • Working holistically and appropriately with the child as the focus
  • Encouraging the children to question and respond positively to challenges
  • Enabling children to develop the lifelong skills of positive social interaction
  • Building children’s understanding and appreciation for the feelings, opinions, values and beliefs of others
  • Nurturing children’s enthusiasm for the world around them
  • Valuing each child as an individual
  • Ensuring equality of opportunity for all children
  • Proving positive role models through adult interaction, resources and the curriculum
  • Enabling children to be active and reflective participants in their own learning
  • Giving each child the opportunities to reach their true potential
  • Providing a challenging curriculum that reflects the constantly changing world in which we live
  •  Preparing a child for life as a learner