Welcome to Nursery

•At St Matthew’s Nursery we believe that all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given the opportunity to develop as strong, capable, creative learners in an inspiring environment. We offer lots of open-ended resources and provide opportunities around children’s current interests. It is also important to us that we create the feeling of a home away from home and offer children a strong sense of security and belonging. We want to ensure that all of our children are cared for and nurtured, and believe that children flourish in a play based environment where they are supported with their emotional development as well as being offered exciting learning opportunities. We support our children’s natural urge to explore and encourage children to follow their own interests, experiment and test out their theories and develop their imaginations. Every child in nursery has a voice and it is vital to us that they, and their families, feel heard and know they are respected and valued. We aim to always remember what it is to be a child full of awe and wonder and to treasure those early childhood years.