About

About Ely & Caerau Integrated Children’s Centre

The Centre provides integrated, high quality services to children and adults through a multi agency approach. We aim to provide the best possible environment for care, education, health, wellbeing and development within our learning community. We are an inclusive Centre and recognise individual needs offering equality of opportunity to all.

We actively foster warm relationships within the Centre in order to develop a positive self-image, confidence and a feeling of well-being for all.  We aim to use the medium of Welsh in as many situations as possible throughout the Centre and support the development of the Welsh culture. Nursery education is offered through the medium of Welsh and English.

 

Our vision

We treat children as individuals and respect the distinct qualities that they bring. We offer children the freedom and opportunity to develop at their own pace, both inside and outdoors. We support the learning process by offering flexible, developmentally appropriate, play-based learning experiences that encourage the child’s natural sense of wonder.

We empower the children to construct their own understanding of knowledge, skills and relationships. The children enjoy interacting and playing together and have new, exciting and enjoyable experiences. We provide crucial support in developing independent, child-initiated learning and value parents as partners.

Adults and other learners are welcomed at the Centre and respected for the unique learning experiences they bring with them. Their needs and next steps are identified in a supportive and non-judgemental manner and all learning takes place within carefully structured situations that are suitably challenging. We recognise that learning takes place in a variety of ways including courses, tutorial sessions and informal parenting groups.  At every stage the views of the learner and their aspirations are listened to and respected.

We nurture and support staff through an individual programme of professional development and respect the unique strengths that each person brings to the team.  The needs of the Centre and current Government initiatives lay the foundations for staff development on a Centre-wide basis.  We are committed to quality training and development for all.

We adopt an open door policy and we support each other in making informed choices for people using the Centre. We develop self-confidence and effective communication and provide relevant, current information and training in partnership with other professional agencies to all.

The Centre provides integrated, high quality services to children and adults through a multi agency approach.  We aim to provide the best possible environment for care, education, health, well being and development within our learning community.  We are an inclusive Centre and recognise individual needs offering equality of opportunity to all. We actively foster warm relationships within the Centre in order to develop a positive self-image, confidence and a feeling of well-being for all.  We aim to use the medium of Welsh in as many situations as possible throughout the Centre and support the development of the Welsh culture. Nursery education is offered through the medium of Welsh and English.

We reach out to the local community by providing a long-term, nurturing, viable learning environment and offer specific home-based interventions off-site. This is strengthened by shared experiences, strong relationships and the dedication and commitment of all. We aim to provide a sound and enjoyable continuum of learning that goes on through each individual’s life.