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Cowgate under 5’s Centre aims to provide the highest possible standard of childcare and education in a safe-as-necessary, caring and organised environment where babies and young children under five years play, learn and grow at an appropriate pace.
We support children’s holistic development through play, within a secure, caring and loving environment. By providing facilities to meet every child’s desires, we support children to grow in self-confidence, gain independence and learn new skills.
Unique children and families
Every child is unique, with his or her own developing view of the world, interests and abilities. We encourage each child to have a positive self-image, to develop their ability to communicate confidently and to value and show respect for all others.
Every child’s family is unique too, and families are a vital part of the Cowgate community. Staff aim to work in partnership families for the benefit of children in our care.
We respect the many different forms of family life, social and cultural backgrounds that every child attending the centre may come from.
We recognise the importance of maintaining a high calibre staff team, encouraging each staff member to develop continually, both personally and professionally.
We monitor and develop the centre’s indoor and outdoor areas to provide a rich and provocative environment, inspired by our Froebelian ethos. As an eco-school we build positive attitudes towards the value of our natural world and place great emphasis on recycling, reducing and reusing.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for children to explore, devise, experiment and investigate through play and we work in partnership with parents to develop the best support for their child’s overall development.