Your Child's Experience

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
We welcome children ages 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 hall where they’re ticked off at the register before finding their name and sticking it into their colour group.

 

Sometimes we start the day with yoga or a music session. We then have free play. This can be indoors or outdoors and will be a combination of self selected toys plus an adult led activity.

 

We have a rolling snack from 10, 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 inside or outside or adult led activities in our key groups before singing, dancing and stories.

 

On Monday and Wednesday most children stay for lunch club, where the children eat their lunches together before singing and stories.

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 Early Years Foundation Stage 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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