The Nursery Location
Little Owls is pleasantly situated in the extensive grounds of Broseley C of E Primary School. We operate as a self-contained unit having our own facilities for work and play, but also enjoying the benefits of being part of an educational campus. Your child will be able to observe the daily routine of school life, further easing the transition from nursery to a school of your choice.
Little Owls operates the High Scope style of teaching, offering a wide and varied range of activities both within the building and using the extensive space outside. The High Scope approach encourages the child to plan, act and reflect on what he/she does and helps the child to develop self-confidence, independence and a positive attitude to learning. The child has unrestricted access to the nursery’s resources in order to promote this child-led approach.
As well as child-led activities, we also work from ideas using early science and technology. This involves children working on practical experiments where learning takes place from what is happening in front of them. We aim to introduce our children to the wealth of stories, plays and poems that are also used as springboards for further exploration. Early writing and reading skills are encouraged, and are incorporated into the children’s work.
In this way the Nursery seeks to enable the child to meet the Desirable Learning Outcomes during the Foundation Stage, thereby providing the foundation for later achievements. The Ofsted inspection in 1999, 2004 and recent 2007 confirmed our activities promote children’s learning in each of the six key areas.
From the 2012 Ofsted inspection report – “Overall the quality of the provision is good. Children are happy and are making good progress in their learning and development. The nursery promotes an inclusive, healthy and generally safe environment where the individual needs and interests of the children are met. This ensures that the uniqueness of each child is fully recognised. Children benefit from the effective partnership with parents and other providers of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Managers and staff reflect on their practice and are committed to continuous improvement.”