Our Approach


Our aims

The following are our Nursery schools aims which have been ratified by the Governing Body and reflect both the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.

  • We believe that education is a basic right of every child.
  • Every child is an individual with potential learning, creativity and discovery.
  • Although children differ every child is of equal worth, deserving of respect.
  • In partnership with parents and governors
  • we will work with the children in our care to help them
  • enjoy learning, work hard and do their best.
  • Ask questions and find out for themselves.
  • Be active and healthy, confident and independent within the structure of society.
  • Be aware of the world around them.
  • Appreciate and respect other religions, cultures and ideas.
  • Make friends, share, feel happy and secure.
  • Establish a foundation to become responsible, caring citizens.
  • Be able to make positive contributions, and achieve economic well-being.

Find what’s right for your family  

Our children are our greatest and most treasured gift.  To give them up to someone else is a tough task.  Finding a nursery that feels right is the key.  Call in at our nursery, there’s no need to pre-book.  Seeing a setting as it is during the working day is important.  Our friendly, approachable, professional staff make a difference which is clear to see.

Our friendly and dedicated staff are here to make sure you and your child are happy at Dinky Dragons Nursery:-

  • Through exploration and investigation, your child will begin to build on their daily learning experiences.
  • By creating a home away from home, you and your child are provided with the perfect environment to play, learn and relax.
  • Building on parental foundations, we’ll help to further your child’s development in partnership with you.

Our Priority

Our priority is to provide your child with a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment. In which children are valued as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential in every aspect of their development.

We strive to give every child the support they need to fulfil their potential and achieve this by building positive relationships with parents and carers. We value the contributions you, the parents/carers make both in Nursery and at home. We want to work in partnership with you for the benefit of your child.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum meeting individual needs and interests. During this period of rapid development, we provide new challenges and opportunities to help children make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow.

We promote effective early learning through playing and exploring, active learning & creating and thinking critically. We endeavor to develop the children’s ability to make decisions and become independent learners, thus encouraging them to share responsibility for their learning.

“Learning through play, the Dinky Dragons way.”


Useful guide to stages of child development

Parents Guide  What to Expect, when? The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years – whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in school – the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child. The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer* find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. In this guide, your child’s first five years have been divided up into six age bands which overlap. This is because every child is different and children do not grow and develop at the same rate. It highlights what you might notice your child doing at these points.