Early mathematics takes many forms
We provide many resources and opportunities for children to develop their mathematical skills and conceptual knowledge. 'Will this fit?' 'Why not?' 'What could I do differently?' are all questions which can be answered by a simple shape sorting activity.
Children learn a range of skills and knowledge during all activities. Physical activities such as this 'tunnel' activity will support personal, social and emotional development as children work together, physical development is promoted as they crawl and scramble through the tunnel, spacial awareness is developed as they work out how many children might fit in the tunnel, and their knowledge of the world changes as they observe how light and shadows change on the tunnel. Holistic development!
About Mill House
Mill House Day Nursery is located in Mill Green Road and it provides full day care (8:00 am - 6:00 pm) for children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Mill House Day Nursery has been set up by a team of experts in the field of childcare who are passionate about providing the best possible care and education for babies, toddlers and preschool aged children.
Learning through Play
Mill House promotes learning through play within an enabling and exciting environment which children can explore and investigate. The environment has been designed to provide exceptional learning experiences including a child friendly kitchen area where pre-school children have the opportunity to freely access cooking experiences within a safe and enabling environment.
A team of qualified and experienced practitioners support children at Mill House. Practitioners promote learning and development through meaningful play opportunities and experiences. Team members are led and managed by leaders who are qualified assessors in the field of child care and early years education.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS)
Newly registered day nurseries are usually Ofsted inspected within the first 30 months of registration. In order to demonstrate our commitment to developing a high quality service Mill House Day Nursery has committed to achieving ECERS recognition.
ECERS is a quality standard which assesses the quality of 35 areas of the environment and practice. Our first assessment took place on Monday 7th October with each area of the environment being assessed from 1 (Inadequate) to 7 (Excellent).
We are extremely pleased to announce that we scored an impressive 6.3 out of 7 for our first assessment which is an excellent outcome. In the key areas of 'Language and Literacy', 'Interactions', and 'Program Structure', we scored 7 across the board.
Our ECERS feedback may be viewed using the adjacent button. Further updates will be posted in due course.
Our follow-up assessment will take place on Thursday 27th February 2020. We have developed a plan of action based on feedback received and we are excited to be able to demonstrate to our assessor that development has taken place.