Auckland College
Independent School

Auckland House

At Auckland House we believe all children should feel valued, secure and most importantly happy. We have created an environment that is bursting with fun, where imagination and creativity go hand in hand.
Experienced Early Years Practitioners provide a wealth of activities to stimulate and inspire enquiring young minds. Auckland House Day Nursery follows the EYFS curriculum and our qualified practitioners deliver a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities.

Individuality is celebrated at Auckland House and no child is excluded because of race, culture, religion, background, additional needs or gender. Registered with Ofsted, we abide by all the legislations required by them in order to ensure your child’s welfare is paramount.

Safety is of the upmost importance and the nursery is fitted with a number of security systems including fingerprint scanner entry, to reassure you that your child is safe.

Our Parent Partnership means you are always welcome at Auckland House and we have an open door policy that actively encourages parents to share information about their child and we value any suggestions and feedback that you may have not only through the day to day interactions but also through our regular Parents Surveys and Questionnaires and Parents Focus Groups.

At Auckland House Day Nursery we believe that it is essential to capture an accurate baseline of individual children’s attainment as early as possible to inform planning to maximise learning. To ensure that the practitioners have a good understanding of each child’s development level right from the start, we ensure that during the first two to three weeks from the child’s point of entry, practitioners immerse themselves in working, playing and interacting with the children so that they recognise their learning and development and know how to plan effectively to support each child. Using this professional understanding of the child and taking into account information from the home and /or previous providers, practitioners will make initial judgements of the child’s attainment on entry (AoE) in relation to the bands and steps assessment linked on the EYFS scale.

Children in the Early Years learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Our experienced practitioners set the rooms out thoughtfully and sensitively to encourage the very best learning opportunities to happen, both indoors and outdoors.

Staff get to know the children extremely well during their time at the nursery and seek to utilize the children’s interests wherever possible to further their learning and development. They also use their in-depth knowledge of each child to learn when to step in, when to challenge to stretch the children on further and when to offer support.

AUCKLAND HOUSE’S AIMS

  • At Auckland House Day Nursery we aim to inspire healthy, happy and confident children, in an inclusive, quality environment, where all feel safe and valued, preparing respectful, and respected, citizens of the future.
  • Children’s Safeguarding and Health and Safety are paramount. We will meet the needs of young children with appropriate space, facilities and equipment.
  • Provide a safe and stimulating environment with activities that are included in the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring that the activities meet children’s individual needs and interests.
  • Acknowledge parents in their role as children’s primary educators, we will work in partnership with the parents so that the children get the very best of their time at our nursery
  • Maintain a positive learning environment by providing good resources and materials.
  • Track, record and monitor closely children’s progress and skills to ensure their reach their full potential.
  • Ensure no child is excluded or disadvantaged because of race, culture or religion, background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability.
  • To employ staff who are qualified and experienced but also show enthusiasm and commitment in providing high quality childcare.
  • Our policy is that all children should feel included, secure, valued and, of most importantly, happy.
  • We recognise that each child is an individual who is respected and valued.
  • To continue to maintain and encourage diversity and inclusion, with a diverse environment where children, families and staff feel they belong
  • To continue the close relationships with Auckland College to facilitate children’s transitions into the Early Years Pre-Prep Department.