We believe that learning through play and exposure to new experiences is a vital aspect of a child's development. The activities which your child initiates are just as important a learning experience as the ones which are planned in nursery. The main learning at nursery comes from the interactions between your child and the other children and adults, from exploration and investigation, rather than creating an end product.
We see parents as their child's first educator and welcome all involvement because we realise the importance and the value of your role.
First Steps is inclusive see below how we assess, support and enhance the learning and the development of children who have additional needs.
Support for childrenwith special educational needs and their families.
Professional Partnerships Building Quality Provision.
Health Visitors and Family Support staff from Action for Children are co-located in the Twerton Community Nursery and Early Years Center to support an integrated approach. Every year we hold three whole organisation in service days to ensure that all staff have access to high quality training often bringing in Early Years Professionals from other disciplines.
First Steps have membership of the Schools Forum raising the profile of Early Years.
We are affiliated to Sing and Sign, Britain's longest running, and award-winning baby signing programme - developed with the help of Speech and Language Experts. We use music and songs to help teach the simple gestures/hand shapes or signs - which babies and toddlers love! We use signs everyday with the little ones, allowing this form of communication to blossom across the settings.
Below is our Winter Newsletter.
Step Up Winter
After School and Holiday Sessions