Treehouse Nursery was founded in Wanstead in 1991, offering trusted childcare and pre-school education to babies and children from three months to five years. The approach of Treehouse Nursery takes into account the individual needs of each and every child in their care. Every child is assigned a key person who is exclusively responsible for them throughout their time at Treehouse Nursery. This key person is able to take the time to get to know the child and their family on a personal level, to form a strong and lasting relationship and to develop a tailored care and learning plan which is appropriate for the needs of the child at every stage. Parental involvement is actively encouraged at Treehouse Nursery and each child’s learning plan is put together based on observations of and conversations with the child by the key person and also the views, ideas and opinions of the parents. Children are able to spend time each day on the games and activities which they most enjoy and learn to play to their strengths, and also encouraged to try new things and challenge themselves.
This individual approach to learning is structured through the use of learning cycles. The Treehouse Nursery learning cycles cover Active Learning, Creating & Thinking Critically and Playing & Exploring. Each Treehouse Nursery learning cycle is divided into sub-categories, such as staying focused and on task, testing and developing ideas or using imagination. These learning cycles can then be used as markers to identify what stage of development a child is at, what their strengths are and what areas they require additional encouragement in. Each Treehouse Nursery key person is able to use the learning cycles to ensure that each child is exploring every aspect of personal development and progressing as expected.
The colour co-ordinated learning cycles at Treehouse Nursery divide each area of learning into three, and then each of those segments into a further three or four aspects. In this way, Treehouse Nursery staff are able to easily identify any areas where children need more encouragement and formulate plans to achieve this. Each child at Treehouse Nursery is encouraged to maximise their potential in a safe, fun and relaxed environment and to take pride in their achievements.