The staff ratio for the pre-school unit is 1:8. We strongly believe that children 'learn through play' and for this purpose appropriate equipment and materials are available to enrich the children's enthusiasm to learn.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the nursery. This includes 7 areas of Learning:
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Expressive Arts and Design
• Understanding the World
All children are encouraged to use the computers located within the pre-school unit. Themes are selected monthly and visits are arranged from local 'people who help us' such as fire fighters, policemen, when appropriate to the topic.
Each child will have their own Learning Journal which has accompanied him/her throughout his/her journey from Caterpillars to Butterflies. This Learning Journal will detail his/her individual development to date including 'wow moments' and photos. This Learning Journal is available for discussion at meetings with the child's parents and Room Leader / Key Nursery Practitioner at any time.
Children leaving Millwood House for 'Big School' graduate in cap and gown at our Graduation Ceremony. This is always well attended by Parents and extended family members and traditionally becomes an afternoon tea party in our garden. There is often a tear of pride and happiness shed as each child graduates - and that is just from the Millwood House Team!
Every child who leaves Millwood House is well prepared for entrance into any private or state school. Leaver's reports are supplied on request.
Millwood House accepts Government Funding and Childcare Vouchers.