The Playgroup is part of Play2Learn Childcare Ltd and Annette Kirk is director of this company. The day nursery in Cranford is Play 2 Learn and is also part of the company, more information about this setting can be found on www.play2learncranford.com
You are joining a Playgroup with an enthusiastic team of dedicated staff, parents and children. We have an excellent reputation built up over the years for working in partnership with parents, children and their families. The service that we provide is constantly reviewed and updated to provide you and your children with quality care and education.
Ethos and Approach
At First Steps Playgroup we believe that we should see things from a child’s point of view so that the playgroup is welcoming, fun and stimulating environment. We strongly believe that every child is a capable learner and we aim to build close partnerships with parents and the community. We use EYlog to record and track your child's development and send you up to date pictures by email on a regular basis.
What makes us special?
Nursery aged children are supported in smaller groups. 1 adult supervises 8 children, whereas in a school nursery there is 1 adult to 13 children
Individual learning tailored to each child's learning needs so that they are ready for school
Children engage with the local community in order to learn vital life skills such as posting a letter, buying bread or visiting local schools
Highly skilled staff who support children in learning English so that they can access the early years curriculum and achieve their developmental milestones
Staff who speak community languages to support parents and children throughout their time with us
Early identification and support for children with Special Educational Needs and their families
Links with other professionals such as; Speech and Language therapist, Physio therapist, Educational Psychologist and Play Specialist
Teaching children vital skills such as listening and paying attention, making friends and following instructions