Our Values


As a nursery we aim to:

Create a warm, caring and safe environment where children’s individual needs are supported allowing them to grow into independent, confident learners who are respected and valued.

Encourage children to care for, enjoy and show interest in the community and world around them.

Work in partnership with parents; enabling children to reach their full potential, beginning their educational journey in a positive and secure way.

Make the nursery school a happy place for all who are part of it and maintain an environment of exploration and self-evaluation, fostering both motivation for and a love of learning.

Provide well planned activities and opportunities, allowing children to progress successfully through the Early Years Foundation Stage, focusing on learning through play.

Support diversity and welcome all children recognising that each child’s learning journey is unique and individual.

Our Nursery Promises

Here at Duchess Nursery, we embed British Values into our nursery life. The Fundamental British Values are democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. One way we embed these is through our nursery promises.
After a discussion with our children, we decided on our six promises. These are “I will try to remember to…”

  • Tidy up
  • Use listening ears
  • Use an inside voice
  • Use walking feet
  • Be kind to others
  • Share and take turns

These promises are strengthened through a sticker reward chart and positive praise. The promises are encouraged from the youngest to the oldest children. Once it is possible, the younger children are encouraged to pick up their toys at tidy up time. Our oldest children are encouraged to follow all the promises and encourage others to do so as well. We believe this will help them grow into considerate children with respect for others.


Our Mission Statement

Duchess Nursery is here to support their children through the early years to become confident, content and considerate. We provide children with a nurturing and stimulating environment where their individualism is celebrated, having lots of fun and learning through play, whilst preparing for big school.