Welcome to Happy Tree Nursery (Croydon).
The Nursery opened in November 2013. It is purpose built and caters for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. We do not see children as empty vessels waiting eagerly to be filled with knowledge (as traditional pedagogical theory had it). We strongly believe that children have unlimited potential and are eager to interact with and contribute to the world around them. We believe that children have a fundamental right to “realise and expand their potential”.
We would like to invite you to view our premises at your leisure and speak to us about all your childcare requirements. We would be pleased to show you around our facilities, and to introduce you to our dedicated childcare staff to enable you to make the right decisions for your child’s care.
Our Mission Statement
CHILDREN ARE AT THE CENTRE OF ALL THAT WE DO
Our aim is to ensure that every child and their family have access to a caring, stimulating and educational environment in order to facilitate their development and learning.
We believe that children love to learn and that this is instinctive to them. The ways in which they approach this is through concentration, enjoyment of play, being inquisitive and discovery.
We know children's brains develop rapidly from birth to five, however there is a surge at two. Therefore, we make sure that staff understand the importance of these stages in terms of language, emotional and social development. This requires consistency of staff as it is vital for children to have secure attachment figures in their time at the nursery.
In order to facilitate this drive to learn, Happy Tree staff utilise their skills in observing, assessing, planning and implementing age and stage appropriate activities. Staff communicate, model and "scaffold" children's development so that they achieve skills and progress on to their next stage of learning.