We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage including the Seven Areas of Learning:
- Communication and Language:
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.
- Physical Development:
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 and Emotional Development:
Helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
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. Physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
- 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.
Through the above seven areas we hope to explore each and every child’s individual journey whilst observing and supporting every milestone throughout their education.
Our outdoor play areas are a vital resource supporting each child’s fast growing physical abilities and challenging their skills whilst providing them with the sense of freedom and opportunities to be at one with nature, essential elements for early childhood.
The setting is resourced with materials that provide opportunities for developing confidence, becoming problem solvers, making relationships, exploring and discovering and allowing the children to progress at their own pace within an environment that respects them as individuals.