Auckland College
Independent School

Auckland House Parent Information

As a parent, you are always welcome here at Auckland House Nursery. We have an open door policy and our staff are always happy to discuss your child’s progress. We value your suggestions and feedback as primary educators. At Auckland House we have a great deal of information to pass on to parents about the organization, and the development of their children. Please find some useful information on this page.


At Auckland House Day Nursery we try to ensure that our nursery environment supports the child during the settling in process and therefore support the child’s continuity of care. We aim to ensure that whilst your child is within our care we are following a similar and comforting routine that is familiar to them.

Each room within our nursery has its own routine as a guidance and this is followed daily to enable each child complete stability whilst with us, as this predictable routine supports each child in adapting and establishing themselves into our nursery. However in Baby room the staff will follow whatever the routine you have at home.

This routine offers a structure to enable children to be clear and understand what is coming next, building upon their familiarity of routine however each planned play opportunity be it small group time, outside play etc. offers flexibility and plenty of choice enabling each child the opportunity for discovery and learning through a good balance of adult and child initiated activities in which they can actively engage within.


We offer the children a broad and balanced curriculum which follows The Early Years Foundation Stage. We offer a variety of activities, both planned and free choice, which provide opportunities to learn through play.

We run a carefully-planned programme of themes/topics throughout the year to ensure that the children are given a wide range of active, real-life and everyday experiences to ensure their learning about their world. These themes/topics are chosen to reflect the children’s interests and include visits in and around the locality.

We offer a mixture of active and quiet times throughout the day and the children have opportunities to participate in both indoor and outdoor activities. We take every opportunity to further individual children’s communication skills in speaking and listening. We encourage the children to look at books and seek opportunities to read stories to and with them.

We develop early Mathematical skills through everyday routines, as well as through planned experiences and games. We provide activities which engage the children in problem solving and investigation. We stimulate the children’s imaginative and creative development through a range of activities, including: role play; a variety of painting, modelling and drawing experiences, both planned and free-choice; singing and dancing to music as well as listening to music and playing instruments.

We encourage the children to make choices and decisions during free play. We also expect them, supported by adults, to take appropriate responsibility for the care and maintenance of resources.

At Auckland House we aim to ensure that every child feels accepted and has a strong sense of belonging whilst at our nursery  – read more here about how we work towards achieving this.


Children’s Assessment

Auckland House Day Nursery has clear systems to:

  • Make an assessment of children’s starting points (baseline)
  • Plan next steps (individual targets) that challenge all our children sufficiently
  • Track the progress of individuals, groups of children and cohorts across the EYFS
  • Identify how much progress is made by individuals as well as groups of children and the cohort

In order for our parents to get regular reports and feedback about their child’s learning and development and understand how well their child is learning, we:

  • observe and assess informally all the time
  • formally assess the children on entry, and then quarterly.

These more formal measures and reports are completed by looking at and analysing the evidence from the observations marked in children’s online Learning Journeys (eyLog), which you receive daily as your child attends the setting. Above all by the Auckland House staff’s in-depth knowledge of the children is shared and discussed with you on regular basis, during drop off and collecting time as well as the regular Parents Evenings we have booked throughout the year. Staff work in teams and discuss assessments as a class team to ensure we get a full picture of each child and plan appropriate next steps for each individual child.

Download these documents for more information about eyLog:

eyLog – Brochure


Eylog Safety Information

Please find below links to documents and policies that provide further information about Auckland house Nursery

Auckland House Nursery Ofsted Report 2018

Common Illnesses

Exclusion Periods

First Aid