Our Ethos

Where children come to learn through play in a happy, challenging and stimulating environment.

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. However development is not an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.


The aim of Church Lane Nursery is to work alongside, support and encourage the family values and to help give the child opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. We aim to provide each child with a positive, supportive and emotionally safe environment, as the care of the children entrusted to us is paramount

During a child’s time at Church Lane Nursery they will be learning and consolidating many new ideas. It is most important to us that they have enjoyed their time with us and have formed good foundations to enable them to reach their full potential and to continue to be competent learners. In order to do this we will work around their needs and abilities and we will be led by the interests of the children.

During a child’s time with us we aim to help them

To be sociable and able to make new friends

To feel comfortable and enjoy interacting with different adults and feel confident to ask or answer questions

To sit in a group, wait their turn and listen to others

To manage their emotions and to resolve conflict

To be independent with self care skills – putting on coats, shoes, going to the toilet, washing their hands, blowing and wiping their noses etc

To develop positive moral values and self control

To develop a sense of community

To develop and understanding and respect for others

We actively promote the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs.

We value ALL children as unique individuals and they are treated as such, some children will be working towards these aims whilst others will be working beyond them.