The formative years of your child's life are key to their ongoing educational, physical and social development. It is of the utmost importance to us to give them the best possible beginning. There is a growing consensus amongst researchers and Early Years professionals around what a good quality nursery provides.
In order to achieve the necessary standards, not only do we provide well-resourced facilities but we attract and retain highly trained staff who have a thorough understanding of children and how they develop and learn.
The Asquith family vision is to deliver rich learning experiences to our children. We do this by providing stimulating and exciting opportunities that promote every child’s individual learning and development in unrivalled surroundings.
Every Asquith nursery is equipped to support a variety of opportunities for children to develop in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, and for our Edinburgh and Renfrew Day Nurseries, the Scottish Birth to Three Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence.
We believe in promoting independence and confidence through a nursery experience that will make a significant difference to your child's future development.
Research shows that children are active learners and our environments and activities are designed to give children the opportunities to learn through discovery and exploration, thus stimulating their natural curiosity, creativity and imagination.
individuality in childcare
Each of our nurseries have adopted their own unique logo, designed by our nationwide team of young, yet undoubtedly talented artists - our children!
This is hugely important to us as it gives each nursery an individual identity and a personal feel, whilst maintaining the core values of the Asquith family and our ever-growing reputation for superb care.
Nursery staff training
We work in partnership with Learn Direct to offer our staff an opportunity to gain a recognised Early Years qualification. For our room leaders and managers, there are also opportunities to gain an NVQ in Team Leading and Management. Staff development and progression is important to us and we like to create an enabling environment for staff to learn and grow their career.
We offer the best training opportunities to our staff to support and build on our Early Years Foundation Curriculum, and for our Scottish Day Nurseries, the Scottish Birth to Three Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence.
We want parents and the regulatory bodies (Ofsted, CSSIW and the Care Commission) to see us as the leading provider of high quality childcare and education. We take nothing for granted and are committed to constantly monitoring, evaluating and improving our standards of care.
We are currently working with other organisations including Local Authority Early Years Departments, local schools and teachers, The National Day Nurseries Association and Training Providers to ensure that we keep up to date with current 'best practice' and are capable of offering the very best to your child.
We are also working with Learning through Landscapes, developing our outdoor provision to ensure that we offer the same opportunities to learn in a varied outdoor environment.
communication with parents
We recognise how important it is to keep parents and nursery staff informed as much as possible and we communicate our news and views regularly to parents via e-mails and nursery newsletters. These are published regularly throughout the year.
first class childcare in our nurseries
We realise that it is imperative we earn the trust and confidence of you, the parent. We want you to be happy with what we do and how we do it. We also pride ourselves in understanding the importance of instilling confidence and enthusiasm in your child from an early age.
After all, our collective aim is for happy and contented children who enjoy living in a culture that nurtures and values the importance of a happy childhood.