Education

To continue to maintain the highest quality nursery education and care, incorporated with enjoyable learning experiences.

Maintaining High Standards

We don’t compromise with your child’s development. That’s why we use The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

This framework sets the standard for the development, learning and care of children from birth to five years (until the end of the reception year).

This framework creates the pillars of our nursery and we practise them on a daily basis.

Children develop at different rates, some learn language quicker, some grow faster. Every child can be a competent learner who’s resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

This is why we focus on every development area. Your children are individuals. So we support their growth in a safe and secure environment.

We allocate a key person to work with a small number of children in our nursery. They provide reassurance and safety for the child.

This way, children learn to be strong and independent. Their self-esteem grows after positive interactions with their key person and practitioners.

We provide a stimulating environment which supports every child’s learning and development. Safe indoor and outdoor spaces give children the confidence to explore and discover. We schedule planned experiences and activities that are challenging yet achievable.

Babies and children have unique needs, so we always create plans and routines to suit them. Our practitioners observe children to understand their current interests, learning capacity and development.

Their play reflects their interests. Some are happy digging into the sandpit, others love chatting with their peers. They learn the most when they’re doing what they love.

Active learning requires other people, objects and ideas to keep them engaged. They test ideas in different situations and measure different outcomes.

They discover new connections and find more effective ways of doing things. Our staff support this process. They consider a child’s abilities by adopting a critical thinking process.

We then ask questions to suit a child’s ability and are always conscious of their limitations. Pushing too far can have the opposite effect and children can withdraw.

There are 4 principles within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

  • Every Child Is Unique
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

Areas of Learning and Development

All 6 areas of learning and development are connected and of equal importance. Play aids development in young children so they’ll take part in various indoor and outdoor activities.

This will feed their enquiring mind, all while having fun! We’re always exploring new methods of play, creating a balance of old and new. Familiar and curious.

We care for your child’s emotional well-being, and help them get to know themselves.

Children thrive in an environment where they’re nurtured. This helps them develop a positive sense of self, and of others.

They’ll respect their peers, developing social skills and a positive attitude to learning. We make children feel good about themselves so they maintain positive relationships with others.

Through activities, conversation and practical example children learn how to express their feelings. We promote sharing and caring, following rules and understanding how others are feeling.

Children get opportunities to take responsibility for themselves and other group members. We create a feeling of togetherness where everyone looks out for each other.

They’re encouraged to work independently and take part in group experiences. Cooperating with everyone promotes natural interest and creates excited, motivated little learners.

We learn about different cultures and celebrations such as Christmas, Eid, Chinese New Year and Easter. Cultured children have a better understanding of the world.

We support children with reading and writing, working in small and large groups. They’ll understand that written symbols carry meaning. We make them aware of the purposes of writing and, when they’re ready, to use symbols themselves.

They’re encouraged to link sounds and letters to extend their vocabulary. They improve fluency by talking and thinking about what they want to say.

We encourage them to listen, by hearing and responding to stories, books, songs and rhymes.

Our book areas give everyone the opportunity to read and we teach them to handle books with care. We make children aware of their uses, both for reference and as a source of stories and pictures.

Adult supported practical experiences familiarise children with sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting.

This forms their early mathematical skills. Children use their problem-solving skills and reasoning in a range of contexts. They can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about their development.

We teach children the vocabulary of mathematics. This includes identifying objects by number, shape, pattern, position, size and volume.

We encourage them to practise their skills and build the confidence to use them.

We involve all children in singing, games, activities, picture making and sorting objects. e.g. by colour, using leaves or shells and looking at patterns and picture books. This builds an awareness of number sequences and simple mathematical equations.

Children explore and experiment with natural and manufactured materials in a safe and stimulating environment. As they develop a knowledge and understanding of these objects, they learn to make sense of the world.

They learn to observe the features of these objects and substances. They’ll recognise differences in patterns and textures then share and record their findings.

Children explore their environment in the group and the wider community. They learn about their families, their past, how things work and the technological world.

A range of equipment enables them to extend their technological understanding. They problem-solve with a range of tools and techniques.

We help them discover how things work such as magnets, batteries and lights, and how to make models with recycled materials.

We encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments. We like watching things grow and change, by planting seeds and seeing butterflies emerge from pupae.

We investigate seasonal changes and there are also opportunities for children to cook and bake.

There’s a range of equipment and opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. Children develop confidence by improving body coordination, control, manipulation and movement.

We offer them opportunities to be active, which aids their physical development.

They conquer supervised physical challenges, controlling movement, climbing and balancing. Children develop their body movements by running, climbing, balancing, throwing and catching.

We have a large outdoor area that supports physical development. We help them understand the importance of physical activity and healthy food choices.

This supports the development of the fine motor skills required to handle tools and small objects. In return, they develop fine drawing, cutting, painting and threading skills.

Together we explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings. They express their curiosity through art, music, dance and role-play.

We sing, dance and smile in regular music and story sessions. They pretend to be nurses, doctors, mums, dads, vets and shop assistants.

Children use a wide range of resources to express their own ideas and feelings. We encourage them to construct responses to experience in two and three dimensions.

Art equipment is always available. We provide paint, glue, crayons and pencils, as well as natural and discarded resources. This facilitates open-ended explorations of colour, shape and texture. Understanding these patterns develops skills in drawing, painting and collage.

There are 6 areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem-Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development