We provide a caring, happy and safe environment for each and every child. Being a small crèche enables us to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere creating a ‘home away from home” for your child. The needs of parents and guardians are always taken into account at Raglan and we do our utmost to accommodate your individual requirements.
We embrace an ethos that leads to happy children, happy caring staff, happy parents and positive interactions.
We provide an environment which encourages children to express themselves freely and spontaneously, and promotes an enthusiasm for learning which is child led rather than adult led, allowing each child to blossom, feel secure and loved. Raglan is owner run and managed which is a very important aspect of our facility. We know each child really well, their likes and dislikes and what makes them tick!
We are constantly re-evaluating our service to ensure that we continue to provide the highest standard of care.
Raglan is open from 8.00 am. to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday and we are open nearly all year round. We are not a sessional service. We offer 2,3,and 5 day spaces.Raglans settling in period for children is gentle and we take our lead from the child depending on how they are doing and for the first couple of days the Parent stays with them for the short while they are with us. Then we gradually build up the time they are here.
The little wigs is a High/Scope environment and is child lead. Making choices for themselves, they are happier and more independent, leading to fewer tantrums. Toddlers are curious and busy little people. We encourage them to explore and develop at their own pace. We provide a balance between play and the developmental needs of each child. We encourage independence and free choice in a safe and nurturing environment.
In the Bigwigs we find a good happy medium between Playschool, High Scope and Montessori influences so the room has a certain amount of structure, without being too school like. Activities are based on the children’s interests and we facilitate learning through encouragement and by supporting and extending the child’s development.
HighScope is a quality approach to early childhood care and education which has been shaped and developed by research and practice over a forty year period. It identifies and builds on children's strengths, interests and abilities.The HighScope curriculum is used internationally in a variety of settings including day care, créches, playgroups, nursery and primary schools.The central belief of the HighScope approach is that children construct their own learning by doing and being involved in working with materials, people and ideas.
More about HighScope can be found here - http://www.highscope.org