Aims and Values

Our Aims

It is the aim of this Playgroup that all children should be given opportunities to:

  • Grow in self-confidence, experience success and thus develop a good self image.
  • Develop at their own rate through challenging, progressive play.
  • Learn to play co-operatively and share with others.
  • Communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings clearly to both adults and children.
  • Deepen and lengthen concentration through their natural spontaneous curiosity and interests.
  • Choose and explore a wide range of materials which allow them to express themselves appropriately and creatively.
  • Share in the wonder and excitement created by books, stories, songs, rhymes, music and the natural environme.
  • Appreciate and practise social skills and learning to care for others.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of work well done and share this with their parents.

Our Values

  • Young children are entitled to their childhood.
  • All children are treated equally.
  • As well as the primary needs, the need for acceptance, love, approval, encouragement and security are crucial to the development of the young child and to the promotion of a good self-image.
  • Parents are valued as their children’s first educators and are viewed as active partners of the playgroup staff.
  • It is in the nature of the young child to be active. Purposeful and structured play is vital to all aspects of his/her development.
  • The child’s past experiences, individual attributes and abilities should be recognised, accepted and built upon.