Cascade is a British Nursery School for children of 1 - 4½ years of age.
Each child is unique and special. From the age of three months to the pre-school year every girl and boy goes through an astonishing period of development. These few years are crucial for your child’s future as he or she moves into more formal schooling and then adult life beyond.
At Cascade our aim is to provide a safe, secure and caring environment for all our children.We strive to nurture your child in bright, happy, stimulating and educationally structured surroundings.
Our experienced team of Western staff realise how important it is for your child to settle quickly and happily into our Nursery. They are expert in identifying the specific needs of your child as he or she progresses through these pre-school years.
We have implemented the Early Years Foundation Stage through structured play, it is based on four principles, which are;
A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Environments – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.
The Curriculum covers six areas of learning:
- personal, social and emotional development
- creative development
- physical development
- communication, language and literacy
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- problem solving reasoning and numeracy
These areas are equally important and depend on each other. They are delivered through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities.
At all times the staff encourage a positive attitude in every child. Our holistic approach means that girls and boys participate in all Nursery activities, thus ensuring equal opportunities for everyone.
With this in mind, we are very fortunate to have a large, safe, grassed garden for the exclusive use of our Nursery children. This extends our opportunities for outdoor play and physical development.