Learning through play
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Education starts the moment we are born, our experiences and social interactions help develop our characters, skills and passion for life. We enthusiastically engage with the children in our care to further develop each child's skills to help them get ready to move on to school. We take children when they turn 2 years old until they go to school.
We want children to feel safe and happy with us, we believe that children cannot play or learn if they are anxious or unhappy. We will support you and your child to transition to pre-school to ensure your child will be happy and flourish in our care.
During the term before a child is enrolled, we provide opportunities for the child and their parents to visit the Pre-School to get a feel for who we are. When your child starts with us we will keep you informed on how they are getting on, we will also allocate a key person to each child and their family. We aim to find the person your child feels most comfortable with.
The key person acts as the primary contact for the parents and will have links with other carers involved with the child, such as a childminder, and co-ordinates the sharing of information about the child’s development, keeping records up to date.
We design and develop activities giving attention to the seven areas of learning outlined in ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS). The EYFS is a mandatory framework for all Ofsted registered childcare providers.
It was developed to ensure that all childcare services provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. ( https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage)
We support children’s learning through carefully planned activities that are fun and appropriate to their needs, ages and abilities. All activities will link to the seven areas of learning to encourage and ensure each individual child’s learning experience is enjoyable, accessible and varied.
The seven areas of learning are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – building relationships with their peers and adults
Communication and Language - being able to make yourself understood to get your needs met
Physical Development - a healthy body, strength to explore, care for ourselves and others
Literacy - understanding stories to develop the imagination and share ideas
Mathematics - numbers, space, size
Understanding the World - who we are, where we come from and where we can go
Expressive Arts and Design - creativity, imagination and expression of who we are.