At 'The Burrows' we aim to provide a Broad, Balanced and Relevant learning environment that will empower children and provide them with a secure foundation on which to build the rest of their lives. Our pre-school staff are fully committed to delivering the Welsh Assembly Government's Foundation Phase, which actively encourages children to grow and learn through play. We receive regular visits from our foundation phase support officer who guides us in the right direction.
Our sensory room provides the children with an opportunity to experience a quick, stimulating environment where they explore a variety of sensory activities.
In keeping with our motto 'Play is the Work Children Do', we strive to provide play opportunities that develop both fine and gross motor skills, in an environment that is both safe and stimulating.
Outdoor play, an important element of the Foundation phase, takes place in and around the locality of the nursery. Our ideal location provides access to dunes, forest, grassland, parks and beaches.
Having purchased a 7 seater ‘Bunny Bus’ we take advantage of the opportunity to take the children further a field to places like Margam Park and Techniquest.
We provide a healthy balanced diet, freshly prepared daily, consisting of breakfast, lunch and tea along with mid morning and afternoon snacks. We are able to provide adapted meals for most medical and personal dietary requirements.
The children benefit by interaction with a supportive, well trained adult who is able to extend their learning whilst respecting their dignity.
In line with the aims of the foundation phase, the nursery strives to offer children a bilingual education. The curriculum is delivered primarily in English. Welsh is used throughout the day. The management team encourage to take part in all Professional development opportunities.
Research proves that a child will bond with a number of 'significant adults', and that it is the quality and nature of the care that ensures healthy long-term emotional development. We will provide a secure, stable environment where a child will have a key worker available to them at all times.
Children need to interact with other children, and with other adults in order to establish and function within the socially acceptable rules of our culture. A nursery environment is ideal for healthy social development.