To create a community of creative thinkers whose
unique strengths are celebrated in a respectful and nurturing environment.
Flexible- Offering high
quality childcare that is flexible to suit the needs of all families
Individual- We listen to
all children and create a path of learning unique for them
Creative- Each day is an
opportunity for a new experience!
At Orchard Trees we believe that all children are
born with infinite potential and wonder. Our role as educators is to support
children’s intrinsic curiosities to motivate them to learn. We are strong
advocates of giving children the freedom to explore and make their own choices
in an environment full of natural interests. We let children take the lead and
carve out their own path of discovery. By valuing the individuality of all, we
aim to scaffold creative thinking as we undergo a journey of learning together.
The Orchard Trees Approach
Orchard Trees we understand how important it is for children to be confident
learners and that they need freedom to explore their environment in order for
these skills to develop.
By taking inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach our practitioners have developed a child-centred pedagogy which allows every child to explore their own interests with their Key person learning right alongside them.
The Environment as the 3rd Teacher
Our practitioners ensure that the environment
is beautifully presented and rich in interesting and open-ended resources which reflect the interests of the children.
In the Moment Planning
We believe that children learn best when they can
follow their own interests and lead their own individual journeys. Therefore,
we have developed a way of planning ‘In the Moment’ whist still being able to
accurately track the development of each child using the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS).