At Shotley Kidzone, all practitioners recognise the importance of supporting each individual child and their families, using their interests along with their emotional, social, creative and physical needs. We recognise that children learn most effectively when they feel secure and relaxed. In our secure and happy environment we aim to present challenging new experiences whilst at the same time satisfying their need for repetition and routines. Our well equipped learning environment is designed to maximise your child’s opportunities for learning and discovery. the Key person role ensures carefully planned activities and play situations are available so the children can benefit from supervised on-to-one, and free play opportunities. We are currently using In the moment planning, which allows the children to experience their own play, through the environment around them.
In addition to this we take advantage of the surrounding country side and play an active part in the local community by going for walks in the woods, farm, shop and around the village.