Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery is based on a wonderfully unique location of Farmland in St Ives with livestock and allotments and vases indoor and outdoor play spaces. This beautiful location allows us to offer regular Forest School sessions and plenty of outdoor play and learning, giving the children the opportunity to be at one with nature.
We follow the Early Years curriculum alongside the Reggio Emilia approach, this enables us to encourage children’s learning and development in the seven areas, whilst incorporating the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration, discovery and play.
The environment is changing and being adapted all the time to support the interests of the children within the setting. The children are at the heart and centre of everything we do and are the reason we make and create resource for the environment by hand to spark that imagination and curiosity day to day. With questions being more important than the answers staff can co learn alongside the children and let each child grow at their own pace. We believe that the self-confidence gained through all those varied experiences and the skills and knowledge built naturally through self-directed play will allow children to become lifelong learners.
We have four classrooms here at Meadow Lane, the children transition from room to room and it is assessed throughout the year based on the children’s development.We use inquiry based learning in each classroom where we look at the children’s interests and come up with a question/topic which incorporates those interests to further the children’s learning.