Every Child Matters
By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and a high level of individual adult input, we offer a curriculum, which leads to nationally approved learning outcomes and prepares children to progress with confidence to the National Curriculum at the age of five years.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ‘learning journey’ shows their progress and is passed onto the school your child will attend.
In our planning we focus on all seven areas of learning:
Communication and Language
Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and
to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal Social & Emotional Development
Children develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships. They develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Through play and activities, children will learn to listen attentively, speak confidently to others, expand their vocabulary, reproduce sounds they hear and develop an understanding of rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. Children will start to write and recognise words.
Providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the World
Guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Design
Enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.