Learning and Development

The areas of learning and development are grouped into seven main areas:

  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Physical development

At Cornerstone Nurseries we aim to encompass all these areas whilst adhering to the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We do this through stimulating environments and planned activities tailored to the unique needs of your children.

Your children will be encouraged to develop their unique skills through a range of activities designed to suit their individual interests and needs while encompassing a wide range of cultural backgrounds and maintaining close ties with the local community.

Working Together With You

Cornerstone Nurseries aim to create secure relationships with parents and carers in a number of ways:

  • Key-person system
  • Daily feedback sheets for children under 2 years
  • Meeting & Greeting
  • Settling in visits with your child's key-person
  • Parent/nursery liaison group meets every 6 weeks to discuss ideas and events
  • A detailed “Learning Journey” for every child encouraging parental involvement
  • Twice yearly parents evenings
  • Regular open evenings, fêtes and trips

We constantly strive to strengthen our relationships with parents and carers so that we can gain the best understanding of the children's needs and help them develop as individuals.

Reducing the Cost of Childcare

At Cornerstone we do everything we can to help parents reduce their childcare costs.

All children will receive HCC grant funded childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday. This can fund up to 15 hours of free childcare. The appropriate forms are given to you as soon as your child becomes eligible.

We also accept 2 year old funding at all Cornerstone Nurseries, to see if you're eligible for this funding, please visit www.hants.gov.uk

We also participate in all the major childcare voucher schemes, which are available from most employers. The first £55 per parent (in employment) is free from both tax and National Insurance if paid using these vouchers. We are happy to help you get any information you need on these schemes.

Some parents may also be eligible for working tax credits. For further help and information, visit www.taxcredits.inlandrevenue.gov.uk.