Understanding the World
An early years education is about much more than academics. At Heath Lane, children explore different people, places and communities, laying the foundations for an exciting, productive, connected and fulfilled life.
How We Teach Children About the Wider World
Embracing the Community
Each week, children spend half a day in our beautiful woodland. Led by a qualified Forest School teacher, the sessions foster independence and teamwork, and help children build a lifelong relationship with the natural world.
We recognise many different festivals and families share stories and recipes from their culture. We invite members of the community from different professions, religions and cultures to come and share their experience. Embracing the community creates an atmosphere of warmth, inclusion and acceptance at the nursery.
We ensure that all our resources include all ethnicities, genders, abilities, ages, faiths and family set-ups. This helps children understand and accept differences, so they can build rich, varied relationships throughout their lives.
The culture at Heath Lane is warm and inclusive. Children go into the next phase of their education challenging stereotypes and celebrating differences.