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Our Ethos

"Putting Children First in the Community"

It is our intention to make Osborne House Community Nursery genuinely accessible to all children and families from our local community and surrounding areas. We recognise and acknowledge our city’s diverse community and we value and embrace diversity within our Nursery.

We provide a welcoming, secure, happy and stimulating environment to enable children to grow and learn confidently through play.

We acknowledge that all individuals are entitled to respect, regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religious or non-religious beliefs and that this is a two way process between Osborne House Community Nursery and people who access the setting. Any actions that are taken to be discriminatory will not be tolerated and will be challenged.

We encourage all individuals (children and their families/staff members) to recognise and value their individuality and that of others, encouraging them to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. We encourage and support children in understanding and expressing their feelings and in recognising, accepting and responding to the feelings of others.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), by providing a learning environment focused upon play where all individual children are encouraged to develop to their full potential in all areas of learning. Qualified Early Years Practitioners use their knowledge and experience of child development to observe and listen to the individual child to ensure that their needs are being met and to enable us to plan activities and experiences to encourage and enhance their learning.

We are committed to implementing practice which focuses on the five Every Child Matters outcomes, which are:-

  • Staying safe
  • Keeping healthy
  • Enjoying and achieving
  • Making positive contributions
  • Achieving economic well being


We recognise that a child’s family is their first educator, therefore we feel by working as equal partners, together we can support each individual child in reaching their full potential. By working together and establishing good lines of communication we aim to establish and meet the individual child’s needs.

We work in partnership with other agencies and services for the benefit of all our children and their families.

We aim to ensure a smooth transition for each individual child from:-

  • Home to Nursery
  • Room to room
  • Nursery to school

Our governing body (Ofsted) establishes statutory requirements for training; we are committed to ensuring that these requirements are adhered to. We are also committed to continuous professional development, highlighted through evaluating practice and staff appraisals, to improve outcomes for the provision, children and their families.

We are committed to continually evaluating and improving our practice, the whole staff team, parents/carers and where possible the children in this process.

We have a comprehensive selection of policies and procedures that are reviewed and updated annually or when required following evaluating practice/new legislation/training.

All staff at Osborne House Community Nursery are expected to deliver the highest standards of care. The safety and well being of our children is of paramount importance.

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