Watermead Values and Policies
Our core values and policies, apply to our relationships – both with you as parents and carers, as well as the children.
Our partnership approach
Within each of our rooms, we endeavour to build strong relationships with the parents and carers of all the children who attend. Our partnership approach at each nursery means that children are made to feel welcome and receive a ‘home from home’ experience.
All of our staff feel it is important to get to know you and your child right from the start. After all, you will want to be reassured that we will care for them just the way you would. We make it our priority that we understand what your child likes and dislikes, so that we can let them settle in to life at Footsteps as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Each child is unique and what one might enjoy another may not. We recognise this and ensure you as a parent or carer that by working together, we treat each child individually. By taking this approach, children at Footsteps settle very quickly, make lots of friends and enjoy themselves. We are very much part of the community and have events at Christmas and in the Summer for you and your child to enjoy, meet other parents and get to know their friends.
Getting to know your child
We believe that understanding you and your child’s needs is paramount to our success. Our approach is to not only provide an environment which is fun and where children learn – but a place where they feel safe and secure and can be themselves.
Each child at Footsteps has a dedicated key person who ensures that the children in their group experience a wide range of activities and experiences.
They also work in partnership with you to ensure they learn from you as their parent or carer, as well as, letting you know how your child is progressing.