Blackberries we believe in creating experiential learning
opportunities by offering environments and resources that inspire
the imagination and natural curiosity of the developing mind.
course, we support exploration in a controlled and secure way,
explaining the dangers of what might happen in certain situations,
and gently steering children away from unacceptable risk.
for each child a new encounter is an adventure, a rich experience to
be cherished and used with confidence as they follow into full time
provide safe environments, yet allow them to explore how they use
the equipment available to them in our wonderfully equipped natural
outdoor garden areas.
Many stages of a child’s development introduce
them to the ‘unknown’ as they embrace first experiences. When
successfully mastered, it lays down the building blocks of future
development. The first steps of a young baby, climbing stairs,
letting go at the top of a slide, learning how to pedal a tricycle,
clambering up the climbing frame and so on.
Learning at an early
stage, and what it means to take a risk, perhaps with the occasional
bump or scrape, gives the older child the essential courage,
judgment skills and coping mechanisms to equip them to progress into
the big wide world.
have sound policies to manage risks as well as health & safety, food
safety standards, first aid and fire procedures. The natural home
environment allows each child to begin to understand the risks of
everyday life without the exposure of unacceptable dangers.
policies, procedures and training for our staff are designed to
promote a ‘can do’ approach providing the risk is assessed and
controlled. If an accident were to happen, our staff are trained in pediatric first aid.
We constantly strive to strike a balance
between providing a rich learning environment and ensuring the
health, safety and welfare of your child.
We welcome parents’
comments and observations so that we can work together to provide
the right balance.