At Poppits we emphasises the importance of children being active in their learning and also the way in which a carer’s and parent can help children to develop.

The early years foundation stage framework is based on some of the latest research to ensure we provide the best childcare environments for children.

At Poppits we believe children learn when they are given appropriate responsibility, allowed to make errors, decisions and choices and respected as autonomous and competent learners. We ensure children are emotionally secure and learning to make their own decisions. To learn by exploring and discovering by playing imaginatively with materials using all of the senses. This will develop their imagination which will contribute to stories, drama, and the arts.

We support children to develop their own imagination also helps children understand their own and other children’s behaviour. This helps them develop a sense of being valued members of the community and helps them increase their independence and sense of control.

Our philosophy is to support children to “Let the child make a decision”.


Poppits nursery is committed to the inclusion of all children. All children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside each other through positive experiences, to enable them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs.

Poppits nursery believes that all children have a right to experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs. Each child’s needs are unique, therefore any attempt to categorise children is inappropriate.

Poppits nursery is committed to working alongside parents in the provision for their child’s individual needs to enable us to help the child to develop to their full potential. The nursery is committed to working with any child who has a specific need and/or disability to enable every child to make full use of the nursery’s facilities. All children have a right to a broad and well-balanced early learning environment.

Poppits feel it is paramount to find out as much as possible about a particular child’s condition and the way that may affect his/her early learning or care needs by:
• Liaising with the child’s parents
• Liaising with any professional agencies
• Reading any reports that have been prepared
• Attending any review meetings with the local authority/professionals
• Regularly monitoring observations carried out on the child’s development.

All children will be given a full settling in period when joining the nursery according to their individual needs.