Harrington Nursery School

Harrington Nursery School


Harrington Street, Pear Tree, DERBY, Derbyshire, DE23 8PE


01332 769821

Our Vision and Values


BE              BELONG            BECOME

 with extra  SPARKLE

Our SCHOOL vision

To create a culture that is committed to a model that is built on trust with a shared vision,

where staff are prepared to take collaborative action in order to make things

happen for all children, facilitating learning that inspires children to go in search of wonder.

A shared vision to provide a real-world curriculum,

placing children at the centre of learning preparing them for the unknown world of tomorrow.

Harrington Nursery School a place where children create, explore, imagine and learn with extra SPARKLE.

Special - Unique, happy, content

Playful - Curious, exploring the world around them

Active - Courageous, prepared to take risks 

Resilient - Confident, I can do it 

Kind - Caring, for the environment and others 

Loving - Respectful, of similarities and difference 

Eager to learn - Resourceful, making decisions and taking the initiative



Our SCHOOL ETHOS and values


What makes Harrington SPARKLE?

We SPARKLE because we strive to be a ‘hub of excellence’ for early years education. We value every opportunity to work in partnership with our families, schools and other agencies to ensure Every Child Succeeds. 


We SPARKLE  because we have a staff team that works well together, sharing and using expertise and being committed to developing a professionalism through CPD.


We SPARKLE because we use a range of techniques to collect information about how effective our practice is, so that we are constantly monitoring the quality of the provision, the children’s progress and wellbeing and making adjustments where necessary.


We SPARKLE  because the cycles of development are robust and accurate, indicating how well we are doing and what we need to do to get better.


We SPARKLE because we stand against all forms of discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ability.


And most importantly we SPARKLE because we work together, as professionals, to develop these values and principles which guide our work in order for every child to SPARKLE and succeed in life.



Chosen by:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Visitors
  • Governors
  • Staff 



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