What we do
Cromarty Childcare Centre operates from East Hall and offers Early Learning and Childcare in the mornings with an After School Club running in the afternoons.
Early Learning and Childcare currently offer funded places to 3 and 4-year children, and eligible 2s. The service offers a large space where children have access to a wide range of activities to promote play and learning. They also have a large garden area where the children can use larger equipment and explore nature. ELC is open from 9am to 3pm, but there is the option to stay on during the OOS session.
The Centre – The centre is where the older children come for after school care where they have their own space upstairs in the building consisting of a large playroom and a smaller quieter room. Younger children are collected from the school with the older children having the opportunity to walk to the club. Snack is provided which includes fruit. The centre operates Monday – Friday during term time, from 3pm to 6pm.
Our staff team
Our vision, values and aims
To provide high quality Early Learning and Childcare and a secure foundation for learning in an encouraging nurturing environment. Promote learning and development through meaningful play experiences for our children in line with national frameworks and guidance for ELC and embedding children’s right to play, ensuring children’s lifestyle aspiration’s and choices are supported in a caring, safe, secure and stimulating environment. Working closely with parents and school to support children through transitions and changes.
- Effective Communication
- Professionalism and Teamwork
- Safety and Security
- Effective Transitions
- To use Self-evaluation to identify priorities that focus on improving transitions and wellbeing outcomes for children. Using ‘How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare’ as a benchmark for good practice.
- We will work closely with parents, carers, partners to ensure easy transitions, and wellbeing needs of all children.
- We will make the best use of available resources to create, sustain and enhance a motivating, safe and secure environment for effective learning.
- We will strongly promote equality and challenge all forms of discrimination. Following the SSSC codes of practice to ensure that all service users rights are protected.
- We will provide a high-quality curriculum framework for children that is very well, matched to the stages of development of our babies, toddlers and young children.
- We will ensure our curriculum framework based firmly on play and active learning and a stimulating environment that offers all children challenge and enjoyment. Using SHANARRI to promote, support and safeguard children and young people’s wellbeing.
- We will ensure the ethos and culture of our setting demonstrates a strong commitment to children’s rights ensuring all children feel valued, safe and secure. Embedding the “Health and Social Care Standards” into daily practice to provide high-quality care.
- We will strive to form respectful relationships and strong positive relationships with families from first contact.
- We will carefully support children and families to make successful transitions when they first start, and as they move to another stage of learning or a new setting. We will ensure that transitions are carried out sensitively and are a positive experience for children and their families.
- We will use innovative approaches to encourage children to be inquisitive, imaginative and to take risks in their learning, using open-ended play materials to extend their thinking and creativity.