Our vision is that all children are happy, safe and enjoy learning in our stimulating and nurturing environment. We work together with parents and carers to ensure that every child has the best start in life.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework
The EYFS Framework exists to support all professionals working with children aged 0-5 years. It explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. It is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first and are the most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. These are: communication and language; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are: literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design. These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities at preschool.
4Children have produced a fantastic document that is really helpful in understanding your child's development during their early years and what you can do to support them. Download a copy of "What to Expect, When?" to find out more.
We offer a wide range of activities at Preschool, both inside and outside, which we plan according to children’s individual developmental needs and interests. We have an amazing role play area which we transform from a home corner to a pirate ship, a doctor’s surgery, or a fairytale castle, and more! We have a cosy reading area where children can relax and snuggle up for a story, inside and outside. Children can choose from a variety of resources in our small world and investigation areas, such as vehicles, dinosaurs, doll’s house, animals, puzzles, magnets and blocks. We thoroughly enjoy getting messy in our sensory and mark-making areas, where we have paint and glue, sand and water, gloop and other sensory materials to get our hands into! We offer a range of activities outside such as our bikes and scooters, slides and climbing frame, as well as our fantastic mud kitchen.
All children have a designated keyworker during their time at preschool. Keyworkers each have a small group of children for whom they are particularly responsible. They will be the one who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s individual needs and interests. They will also work together with you to create a record of your child’s learning and development and will plan activities and resources to support their learning.
We enjoy taking the children to visit different places outside of preschool, such as the library, park, Fire Station, Ice Cream Farm, Woodland Classroom, and more! We encourage your involvement when we go on trips and they are always great fun.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We welcome all children at Preschool and aim to ensure that every child's needs are met and that they can fully participate in all of our activities. If your child has any additional needs then please speak to us about how we can best support them here at Preschool. More information about our experience supporting children with SEND can be found on the Local Offer. You can also contact our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.