Our service

EYFS

Our setting is compliant with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The EYFS is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet. The framework aims to ensure that all children:
  • Learn and develop well
  • Are kept healthy and safe
The EYFS promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. You can find out more about the EYFS here.

OFSTED

We are registered by OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) to look after children in our setting. This means we are inspected on a regular basis to ensure:
  • Our care and learning meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Our premises are safe and suitable
  • All adults in the setting (16 and over) have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously called Criminal Record Bureau (CRB)

Richmond Childcare Setting

Our domestic setting is based within 0.25 miles of Richmond station and all the rooms have large windows with plenty of natural light. Within the setting we have a wide range of toys and games to stimulate development and encourage participatory play. We have a role play area with dress up box, arts and crafts equipment and an outside area with play equipment and ride-on toys. We have a tent which is used as a den, construction toys (megablocks, duplo, etc), a ball pit and toys that encourage standing and mobility in early walkers. We have a good range of books which are easily accessible to all the children and we actively engage in story time with them at least once a day. We often link our activities to the stories we have read in order to further encourage the children’s interest in books and reading. We do have separate activities for babies and older children but like to encourage interaction as we believe the presence of an older child can help bring on a baby developmentally. Similarly we believe that babies are great for helping older children develop a sense of responsibility and an understanding of caring for others.