Old Learning Through Play

We are registered and approved by OFSTED for our quality childcare and pre-school education for children between the ages of 10 months and five years. A rich learning environment is provided where children can learn, are given appropriate responsibility, and are allowed to make errors, decisions and choices. We believe that children learn by ‘doing’ rather than being told and our staff fully support and encourage them in their individual journeys of self-awareness and developmental growth.

At the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and prepare the children for starting school. Children are encouraged to make their own choices in respect of a variety of structured activities, assisting in their development towards becoming a self-assured and confident child.

We actively encourage the children to learn respect for each other and the environment within which they live, and we ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all the children in our care.

Of the many activities on offer at Crown, listed below are a few examples of what the children can choose to participate in: cooking and measuring, french puppet theatre, drama, story telling, growing and nurturing (eg watching eggs turn into creatures), making camps inside and outside, musical movement, dance, singing and instruments, sensory textures with foot painting, mini olympics, puppet shows, art and messy play, water play, sand play, computer activities, visits from firemen, police, nurses, hairdressers, etc. We continuously strive to enrich our children's physical, educational, social, emotional and spiritual development by introducing various additional professionally run activities on a regular basis (for example Lucy Sparkles and Friends music and dance classes, Gymnastics, Teddy Tennis and Zoolab creature visits). As we feel that these extra 'professionally run' activities contribute to the whole 'Crown' experience we never ask our parents to pay any more than our stated fees for these newly added activities.