We have two inclusive sites across Stockport that operate during term time, supporting the local community and further afield. Our sites offer different services and certain nurseries will be more suitable to your needs so make sure to have a chat with us to ensure we’re supporting you the best we can.
More information on each of the sites can be found through following the links to the individual nurseries at Belmont and Heaton Moor.
The Importance of the Early Years
In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the crucial importance of our earliest experiences in shaping our values, attitudes and outlook on life. It is recognised that it is during the earliest years that attitudes and skills are developed which underpin all future learning experiences.
The importance of the early years is not a new idea. Over 2000 years ago the writer of the book of Proverbs in the Bible said:
“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22 v 6
Because we recognise the importance of the early years, we want to make sure that, together with parents/carers, we lay the firmest possible foundations for your child’s future.
We seek, therefore, to provide a very broad and balanced curriculum that focuses not just on academic achievement but on developing the whole child. The deeper and broader the foundations we lay, the more secure all future learning will be.
Children Learn Through Play
At Charnwood we are committed to learning through play, through first-hand experiences that are fun and exciting. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports this approach, emphasising that it is “by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking” that children learn. It is in their play that children are able to explore, develop and represent learning experiences that help them make sense of the world around them. They are able to practise and build up ideas, concepts and skills, take risks, make mistakes, persevere, think creatively and imaginatively, investigate and solve problems, negotiate and communicate – all the skills needed for life.