Welcome to Teddy’s!
Teddy’s Nursery is inclusive, catering for children from 2-4 years. We specialise in a spectrum of sensory impairments including Visual and Profound and Multiple Disabilities. We have three Nursery classes, Cinnamon, Ginger and Rosemary. Each of which follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Early Years at The Royal School for the Blind (Teddy’s Nursery)
At RSB (Teddy’s) we recognise that no two students are alike. Our Early Years Department is committed to developing positive learning environments for each individual child according to their needs and abilities. We maintain a high staff-to-student ratio, with some children in one-on-one environments and others in small groups, depending on children’s optimal learning environments. Our ‘core values, purpose’ and ‘envisioned future’ is a collaboration and partnership between staff, parents, multi agencies, the children’s council, governors and trustees.
We have our own specialised team of staff offering extra support to our children and we enable the universal offer, including Speech and Language, Physiotherapy, Mobility and Orientation services. Our aim is to ensure that our children meet their full potential and overcome their barriers to learning.
To ensure that the safety and happiness of each child is of the greatest importance.
To meet the educational, physical, social, and spiritual needs of children and young people locally/ regionally/ nationally who live with multiple disabilities and visual impairment.
To provide a safe, child-centered and fun, learning environment appropriate to each individual child.
To ensure an excellent staff to child ratio with all relevant multi-sensory resources.
To encourage children to further, explore and understand their world and enable them to communicate their responses.
To identify every child’s needs and encourage all to reach their full potential and develop independence skills for life.
The Sensory Room at the Royal School for the Blind
At RSB (Teddy’s) we are guided by the four principles on which the framework is based, these being:
- A Unique Child:
- Positive Relationships:
- Enabling Environments:
- Learning and Development:
From the early years, pupils are provided with opportunities to control features of their environment. Self-help skills are nurtured and as children move through school and environments which reduce dependency are fostered.
At RSB (Teddy’s) we recognise that every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We understand that children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. We recognise that children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers and most importantly that children develop and learn in different ways.
Most of our children within our Early Years Department require a more structured approach to learning and we aim to provide a balance between adult-led play based activities and create opportunities for child initiated learning.