We recognise how vital it is for all children to be engaged in their learning and for their learning to be relevant and purposeful. Therefore, we believe that our children will learn best through first hand experiences. We observe each child closely to ascertain their interests and abilities, and in partnership with parents, we use these observations to plan opportunities to develop their learning further.
We believe that play, both indoors and outdoors, is an ideal vehicle for young children’s’ learning as it provides valuable stimulating opportunities which help children to explore, investigate and, make sense of the world around them. Play allows children to be challenged in their thinking and helps them to practice and rehearse skills and to be motivated in their learning. Throughout the day the children have access to a wide range of activities and resources both inside and out, with a range of adult led experiences as well as ample time to pursue their own avenues of play
We teach our children to be inquisitive and curious through the learning opportunities we provide and we are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.
Our Early Years provision at is based upon four key principles:
A unique child
We recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. We believe that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates and that their attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others; we use praise and encouragement as well as celebration and rewards to encourage and develop a positive attitude to learning.
Children learn to be strong and independent from the secure relationships they develop with others, which is why we pay great importance in develop caring, respectful and professional relationships with our children and their families.
We recognise that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending our, children’s development. Through observations we assess the children’s interests, stages of development and learning needs, before planning challenging, stimulating and achievable activities and experiences to extend our children’s learning.
Learning and development
Our early year’s provision is organised in such a way as to ensure that our children are able to explore and learn securely and safely. There are areas where the children can be active, challenge their understanding and be quiet. Our children’s learning takes place both within and outside the classroom, within different learning areas where children are able to find and locate equipment and resources independently. These areas enable our children to become confident, independent learners.
We believe in encouraging our children to be independent in their self-care, confident in their emotional well-being, able to build relationships and have the confidence to make their own choices from the free-flow activities that are carefully planned to further their interests. Early Years education is the foundation on which all learning is built upon. We value the importance that the Early Years plays in laying secure foundations for all of our children’s future learning and development