Our Approach

The Bristol Standard

We are engaged in a 3 year project to attain The Bristol Standard which helps Early Years settings develop and improve the quality and effectiveness of their provision through an annual cycle of reflection. It is designed to support the process of continuous quality improvement as a journey, not a destination.


As with all early years providers in the UK we must meet the statutory framework set out in the Department of Education's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

A full explanation can be found on the Department's website 


Below is a brief explanation of how we approach certain key areas within the EYFS framework.

Learning Through Play

By doing and talking whilst they are playing young children learn to think. Our setting provides a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development set out in the EYFS. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part.


We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs of the children, to document their progress and where this may be leading them. We ask parents to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.


Learning Journey on Tapestry

We keep a Learning Journey record on an app called Tapestry for each child. Staff and parents working together on this is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership. Your child's learning journey helps us to celebrate together his/her achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for his/her well-being and to make progress.



Would you like to learn more about our approach?

Please contact us on 01453 543661 or use our contact form.