Vision and ethos

At SKIPS it is our aim for children to become curious, mindful, independent, and respectful, with a love of learning. We build strong relationships between children, parents, and nursery practitioners in our safe and nurturing child-centred environment. We believe that children learn best when they feel safe and secure with familiar people and the key person bond is a big part of how we work.

SKIPS is a place of utter excitement and wonder where children are loved and nurtured to reach their full potential. We prepare children for tomorrow’s world through learning life skills, developing creative thinking as well as being encouraged to love themselves and the world around them.

We have created an environment which caters for children of all abilities and needs. Our setting enables children to play naturally and let their imaginations take the lead. Our role is to follow that lead, talking with them, modelling language and asking thought-provoking questions as we play.

We are starting to move away from the use of plastic toys and electronic gadgets, as we believe the use of these toys effects the children’s ability to think critically. Our neutral tones and calm design ensure children are not overstimulated by bright colours which enables children to feel relaxed and at ease. To spark critical thinking through learning we provide an array of beautiful natural, loose part, open ended resources that encourage children to explore and investigate. We love to recycle old materials as it allows the children to be inquisitive and curious learners whilst saving the planet.