Our Vision

Sunbeams Academy Vision is to provide, deliver, and maintain an elevated quality of nurturing care and education for all children.

We aim:

  • To provide a warm, bright, and stimulating environment that support children’s exploration and learning
  • Promote positive social, emotional, and cultural values ensuring everyone feels valued and encouraged
  • To enable your child to develop as an individual and as a member of a wider community peers.
  • Create parent partnerships built on trust and transparency

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I bring my child to Nursery?

What happens when I bring my child to Nursery?

Your nursery day begins with you signing your child in and being greeted by their key person. This is followed by our morning key group session led by the key person which provides opportunities for your child to develop a sense of belonging, building relationships with their peers and their key person. There is a wide range of activities available throughout the setting, both indoors and outdoors that supports effective learning.

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

How do you support children’s learning?

How do you support children’s learning?

At Sunbeams Academy we recognise that children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates. We value all areas of learning and development equally and understand that they are interconnected.

“Active learning involves other people, objects, ideas and events that engage and involve children for sustained periods.”

The best type of “active learning” is often child led and is successful when children feel supported and motivated. Children need to have some independence and control over their learning. As children develop in confidence, they learn to make decisions and become independent thinkers and learners.

How will you share my child’s progress with me?

How do you support children’s learning?

We schedule parent consultations with your child’s keyperson twice a year (dates are included in our yearly planner), providing parents the time to discuss leaning goals
We use Tapestry Online Journals to map childrens’ learning journeys from week to week, this is accessible to parents allowing you to have an “in real time” view of your child’s nursery experience.

What if I am worried about my child’s development and/or progress

How do you support children’s learning?

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please share them with us and we can offer advice, help devise an additional support plan to help your child or if needed refer your child to access help from another professional such as a Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Specialist Teaching service (e.g. visual, physical or hearing impairment).

Register Your Child With Us Today!