Key Principles

Pathways offers inclusive provision to meet your child’s individual needs
and promotes equality of access and opportunity regardless of differences in gender,
race, creed, ability or disability. We are committed to keeping children
safe in a secure environment and Child Protection procedures are
followed at all times. Our practice is underpinned by the following principles

Each child is unique and a competent learner from birth

Parents are informed and involved, their wishes are fully respected

Every child has a right to be valued and included

Children learn and develop through a pedagogy of play

Practitioners are professional, knowledgeable and reflective

Children’s emotional well-being is of paramount importance

Our Aims

‘What they bring home in their heads is more

important than what they bring home in their hands’

We aim to develop the following characteristics in your children:

Emotional and physical health, safety, well-being and self confidence

Involvement, enjoyment and achievement in learning

Ability to understand and contribute to the setting and wider community

Curiosity and exploratory drive

Expression, communication, imagination and creativity

Ability to make friends with other children and develop positive relationships with adults