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Principles and Philosophy

  • The aim of Gateway Pre-Schools – is to provide a welcoming, stimulating, safe, and happy home-like atmosphere for children.
  • Children should be safe and secure at all times.
  • Staff should be trained/experienced in work with this age group.
  • Each child should have the security and the freedom to develop at his/her own pace.
  • Children’s abilities should be identified, respected and encouraged in a developmentally appropriate environment.
  • A warm secure relationship must exist between the adult and child, which encourages and enables the child to better use the environment, and through play develop knowledge of themselves and their world. They will learn to socialise, develop new skills, make decisions, develop emotionally and start to gain some independence.
  • All adults working with children should be actively involved in planning programmes of activity in collaboration with children which promotes children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Every effort should be made to maintain a happy and relaxed atmosphere for the children, where they are well cared for, where there is an acceptable standard of care and the developmental needs of the children are met including their religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.
  • All children should be treated equally and with respect. Diversity should be recognised and positively embraced.
  • Parents, families or carers are children’s first educators and role models. Partnership with you is vital for children’s development and well being.
  • An agreed code of confidentiality appropriate to the childcare setting must be adhered to when working with children and families, which establishes clear expectations about the sharing of information whenever there are child protection concerns.

We would be delighted to show you around any of our Gateway Pre-School locations. Please call 01329 848 615 or email us at contact@gatewaypreschools.org to make an appointment.