What we do
At Dingwall Ducklings we ensure the children are at the heart of all choices. We use our weekly planning to make sure children’s interests are always followed, record any learning outcomes, extend learning opportunities and most of all provide lots and lots of fun. We love being outdoors enjoying the sun and splashing in the puddles, making obstacle courses and going on walks around the local community too.
Our staff team
Our vision, values and aims
To provide high-quality early learning and childcare through meaningful play, a happy, stimulating and motivating environment which inspires children and families to respect and value uniqueness.
At Dingwall Ducklings, children are at the heart of everything we do. Children’s rights are embedded in our practice: our naturally curious group are encouraged to lead their own learning and discovery, make choices and follow their interests meeting their individual needs. We strive to provide an environment where children feel comfortable to learn, explore and take challenging next steps to develop skills for life. We value genuine relationships between our staff, children, parents/carers and other agencies forming professional working partnerships enabling children to grow and develop their curious minds.
- Stimulate children’s play and learning through learning experiences and opportunities that engage children and encourage investigation and exploration.
- Take account of children’s age and stage of development when planning learning opportunities to support progression, independence, build confidence and life skills.
- Listen to children, value them as individuals and celebrate what makes them
- Develop positive relationships with the children providing a warm, welcoming environment with caring adults who support sensitive quality interactions, promoting fun and enthusiastic learning experiences both indoors and out.
- Build professional relationships using effective communication, encouraging parent/carer involvement in children’s learning celebrating their progress and achievements.
- Take account of national and local guidance such as Realising the ambition: being me and Curriculum for Excellence participating in relevant continuous professional learning to inform staff practice and ongoing improvement.