Where memories are made...
Why choose Little Pickles?
As parents, we have been in your position and understand the complex feelings and concerns that occur when faced with finding suitable childcare. So, we have made it our mission to create happy, loving settings where you and your little ones are assured of a warm welcome.
Being family run we are passionate about putting the children at the centre of everything we do and treating each child as if they are our own so you can have peace of mind knowing that your child is in a secure, enriching environment, with nurturing staff.
Good quality care and early education in a child's first years enhances their future life chances. We are proud to offer high standards of individual teaching from our professional staff to ensure your child will flourish and meet their full potential.
The early years are a magical time, and it is our role to create a curriculum that encourages and develops each child and ensures you feel comfortable and confident when leaving your little one with us.
Click the link below to request our ‘Parent Pack.’ It gives you more detail about how we deliver the EYFS, the type of activities we offer and routines we follow.
Our ethos at Little Pickles is underpinned by the values we treasure. Our ethos is at the heart of our approach and curriculum for children, staff and families. Our ethos and values ensure we all share the same attitudes and behaviours.
Being Caring, Protective, Encouraging and Promoting Wellbeing
Having Compassion, Understanding, Sharing Feelings and Concerns
Continuously Learning and Development for Greater Impact
The Little Pickles Curriculum is a learning journey from the time your child starts with us until they leave which is built upon the intentions of our ethos and approach, as well as supporting the delivery of the 7 areas of learning and development as defined in the Statutory EYFS.
Our curriculum aims to equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to explore and understand the world around them. It is progressive and sequenced with each age range having specific goals; an intent and expectation of learning by the time they transition to their next stage of development.
Our Co-Constructed Curriculum
The Little Pickles Curriculum is adaptable and flexible as it is matched to the unique children we have at the time. It is co-constructed between the children and adults depending on current needs and is based on interests, events, celebrations, and adult led intentions. We use the curriculum to decide what weekly experiences we give the children to support their learning.
We believe that children thrive in an environment which values and respects their own uniqueness. All children are individual; they make progress at different rates and come to us with a variety of life experiences. By building on your child's strengths, interests and curiosities, we develop their confidence, self esteem and independence.
We believe it is important to focus on how children play and learn (not just what they learn) to celebrate our different achievements and cultures as this leads to happy, active and excited learners.
We guide your child to explore the world by through purposeful play opportunities, enhancing our environment through 'invitations to play.' This child led approach allows your child to have their own voice and lead their own learning whilst being scaffolded by an educator to further their learning.
We build your child's speaking and listening skills and develop reading, writing and maths in an informal group time, allowing the children to have fun with letters and numbers.
We also enrich their experiences through a range of new and unique opportunities, such as French, baking, yoga, dance, visitors to the setting and trips into the local communities.
As parents and carers, you are your child's first educator, and you know your child the best. We know and understand child development and the EYFS curriculum, and together we can support your child to achieve their potential.
We work closely with families by offering personalised handovers at the end of sessions informing you of what your child has enjoyed and learnt that day. We also use an online 'Learning Journal' so you can keep up to date with your child's leaning and development wherever you are.
Happy children = happy families and we give you our 100% guarantee that you and your child will be happy with us or your money back!*
H (age 2) mum
I am overwhelmed by the continuity of kindness, patience and empathy the staff have shown. I feel so comfortable leaving him here, I couldn't ask for a better nursery.