We value each child as an individual and understand that all children grow and develop at their own pace. We aim to provide a happy atmosphere for all children to nurture their early skills. Children learn best from experiences that are appropriate for their age/stage of development. Play opportunities are key to the way young children learn.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS starts at birth and continues up until the first year of infant school, Reception Class. It is so called because it gives children a secure foundation for later learning. Childhood is important in itself and we want all children to have enjoyable and satisfying experiences. These early experiences also effect children’s attitudes to learning. They create the basis for later learning, in school and beyond.
The Early Years Foundation Stage covers the main areas of young children’s development and learning.
1. Personal, social and emotional development: Developing confidence and independence while learning to concentrate and to enjoy sharing as part of a group
2. Physical development: Improving control and coordination of their bodies while learning to move and to handle equipment.
3. Communication and language: Communication with one another and developing skills in talking listening and reading.
4. Mathematics: Using ideas about number, quantity, measurement, shape and space.
5. Understanding of the world: Investigating and beginning to understand the things, places and people around them.
6. Expressive Arts & Design: Finding ways to communicate by using colour, shape, sound, texture, movement and stories
Key Person Feedback
Your child’s key person will be using your child’s interests, emerging skills and ‘next step’ development to plan his/her weekly curriculum. This may be either 1:1, small group teaching, ensuring that resources are available or planned learning opportunities within the session. Observations and skills are entered into your child’s development record. Every child has his/her own rate of development. However, the record also gives continuity of teaching if your child changes pre-school or goes onto Infant school. You will be invited to key person feedback meetings when you can see your child’s record and discuss how your child is doing at pre-school.