Staffing at The Red House
The Red House has a very high staffing ratio. The highly skilled and highly qualified teaching bring a wealth of experience and expertise to The Red House including learning from Masters degrees in Education, Management organisational change, Special Educational Needs, and Leadership. Other graduate expertise includes: Forest School practice and leadership, Drama, Movement, Spanish, Literature, Education Studies, and Drama therapy, Physical Education. There are currently 12 Qualified Early Years Teachers with postgraduate qualifications in teaching specialising in Early Years. There are Practitioners with level three qualifications in Early Years and childcare and practitioners with Foundation Degrees in Early childhood studies.
Learning and Education
Curriculum is a broad term; for us at The Red House it is used to describe everything that children and adults experience, learn and feel during their time at the The Red House, describing both the formal and informal learning that takes place.
To us, curriculum also describes the concepts, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills that a child develops; when developing a curriculum equal importance is given to the design and planting of window boxes, the interior design of the nursery, the preparation of nutritious meals, the building of relationships and the planning and evaluation of purposeful learning opportunities and experiences.
As a result The Red House is renowned for its unique atmosphere - aesthetic, calm, and relaxed; one in which children flourish and develop in an environment in which great emphasis is placed on nurturing, positive beliefs, aspirations, social skills, confidence and high self esteem and a love of learning; all organised with due regard for all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The Red House consistently achieves ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects of provision
We are very proud that since the 'Outstanding' judgment was introduced by Ofsted, we have consistently been graded as an 'Outstanding Nursery', maintaining this remarkable track record throughout the last 4 Ofsted inspections since 2008. Since 1996 when Ofsted first began to inspect Nursery Education The Red House was consistently awarded the highest grades achievable for inspections in 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2004.