About Badgers Bridge Pre-School
We provide a warm and stimulating environment where both play and learning are part of each child’s everyday experience and enjoyment. A wide selection of indoor and outdoor facilities and activities are provided throughout the day enabling children to learn and develop skills in a creative and calm atmosphere. Careful individual planning and consideration of sessions ensures that the children are able to develop their skills in the proper context and at a level fitting their skills and development.
Each child is allocated a Key person who is paramount in ensuring an easy transition into Badgers Bridge. The key person will support the child’s well being, educational and development needs throughout their time with us. The key Person will undertake regular observations and monitor each child’s progress, allowing them to tailor activities to suit their needs.
A child’s key Person is available for you to talk to at any time as we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of children. Staff members regard themselves as co workers with parents in providing care and education for their children. Children’s profiles are available on our Baby’s Days online system. We send out a daily diary to each parent on the days that your child is in attendance for you to look at when you log on.
We follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum and also follow a Montessori approach to learning and development.
In the year prior to starting Primary School we offer the children the opportunity to attend our Rising Fours session once a week. These sessions enable a small group of children to have exclusive time and attention of one practitioner. Such focus prepares them for the challenges and changes they will encounter as they move on to Primary school. And makes this transition as seamless as possible.
We work with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
I spent a long time looking for the right nursery for my child when we moved to the area. Badgers Bridge have been incredibly sensitive and understanding of all of our concerns and desires surrounding our child's transition into nursery. They have a genuine child centred approach and are acutely aware of each child's individual needs. The staff manage to create an environment that has the support & structure the children need to play freely and creatively. It is certainly one of the most fun and joyful places I have been too! Finally I find them progressive, open minded and love their enthusiasm & encouragement of forest school and out door play.
- “Harry has just started his second year at Badgers Bridge Nursery and he loves it, especially Forest School mid week, where he gets to play with mud, climb trees and go bug hunting in the great outdoors.He is responding to his time here positively and learning how to play, share and take turns.I find the staff friendly and approachable, hands on and very professional and would recommend Badgers Bridge to anyone.”
Badgers Bridge gave my child the best start in their early years education. They really know my child well and have made sure that all of my child's learning needs were really thought out and taken into consideration.
The staff at Badgers Bridge are so friendly. They always have time to speak to me, keep me informed on my child's progress and let me know how my child has been each day. I love the daily email that is sent to us, it really helps me to see what my child has been doing each day. Baby's Days is also brilliant as I login and can see observations made by my child's Key Person as well as photographs and pictures. I really would recommend Badgers.
What I love about Badgers Bridge is their love of the outdoor classroom. The children are always outdoors either in their wonderful garden, the village and it surrounding areas or the forest school. Excellent!