Our vision for Choochoos is to create a safe, child centered environment where children are encouraged and able to investigate and follow their interests and form close relationships using the key person approach with both adults and other children.
In supporting this we believe it is vital to include parents in our weekly planning and encourage a close partnership, based on shared information so that children’s needs are understood and met. We wish to ensure that care and education are appropriately balanced within every aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).
We would like all of the children at Choochoos to experience a holistic approach in a rich environment where their well being is highly sustained and they are actively involved in stimulating activities based on their needs and interests.
Our overall aim is to create a warm, homely environment that offers flexibility, so that we can use the space in different ways according to the ages and needs of the children who attend. We have furniture and storage that will enable children to access equipment and materials independently so they can choose resources that support them to follow their interests and build on their next steps for learning.