Recognising the Muslim faith of the founders, our principles are based and developed in accordance with the belief that God is One and only Who has created this world and everything that exists here and around us. We keep God at the forefront of everything we do.
We aim to encourage children to appreciate the gift of life and our vision is to instil the love and respect for this One God in little hearts.
The early years of a child’s life are the most important, it is vital that children develop morals and characteristics based on Islamic values, prophetic manners and etiquettes. For Example:
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which sets the standard for the learning, development and care of young children – from birth to five. Islamic teachings are implemented through the EYFS.
At Peek-A-Boo we provide an environment where children have the freedom explore and develop their own identity whilst understanding that they are all equal, unique and valuable individuals each with different and valid viewpoints. Here children learn about the integrity and spirituality of their own faith and the importance in Islam of respect of other faiths and beliefs. Our aim is to nurture a society of forward-thinking, conscientious young individuals who contribute positively and valuably to our multi-faith, multi-cultural Britain and beyond.
Islam does not view ‘spirituality’ separately from everyday activities. In Islam, everything is ‘spiritual’ because all actions must be in accordance with God’s pleasure. This view comes from the Islamic creed and the Muslim’s understanding of tawhid (the oneness of God).
The understanding of spirituality in Islam is the constant reference to God and ensuring that everything he or she does is in accordance with God’s pleasure.
The Spirit of Islamic ethos is best reflected in the following verse of the Qur’an:
Surah Baqarah: 2:177 (Righteousness Defined) “Righteous is not whether you turn your face towards East or West, but righteousness is to believe in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Books and the Prophets, to spend wealth out of love for Him on relatives, orphans, helpless, needy travelers, those who ask for and on the redemption of captives, to establish Salah (prayers), to pay Zakah (charity), to fulfil promises when made to be steadfast in distress, in adversity and at the time of war. These people are truthful and are among the pious.”