Your Child's Experience
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
We welcome children aged 2 - 5 years old
For each session, the children choose from a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to stimulate personal, social, emotional, physical, communication and intellectual development. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn with others.
Learning through Play
When children come in they hang up coats and bags and then come into the committee room where they find their name and stick it into their colour group before sitting down. When they’re ticked off at the register we have discuss the day's activities, days of the week and weather before we all go into the main hall.
Sometimes we start the day with yoga or a music session. We then have free play. This can be indoors or outdoors (weather permitting) and will be a combination of self selected toys plus an adult led activity. Staff are on hand in all areas to play with the children, extend their learning, and support them.
We have a rolling snack from 10am, where each key worker sits with their key children and children can choose from a variety of fruit, cheese, and other snacks like crackers, toast or breadsticks, with milk or water.
After snack we have more free play or adult led activities in our key groups before singing, dancing and story time.
On a Thursday we have a lunchtime club (12pm-1pm). Many children stay for lunch - which they bring from home.
On a Monday and Wednesday there are afternoon sessions (12pm-2.45pm), which are aimed at developing school readiness, supporting emotional development, and having a lot more fun!
Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which covers a child’s development from birth to the end of the Reception year at school.
Teaching and learning promotes children's 'school readiness', giving children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for future progress through school and life.
The EYFS seeks to provide:
Quality and consistency in all Early Years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child is left behind.
A secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly.
Partnership working between practitioner and with parents and /or carers.
Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported.
More information is available in the Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
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