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Framework

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework to ensure we are meeting the individual needs of each child. This ensures we are providing a safe and secure learning environment and that children are provided with opportunities to meet these goals. There are seven areas of learning that are included in the EYFS. These are broken down into 3 prime and 4 specific areas.

Prime Areas

  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language Development (CL)

Specific Areas

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding The World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Special Carer System

When your child/children begin their nursery journey with us they are assigned a Special Carer. The Special Carer will be your first point of contact and will be there to comfort and reassure you and your child. They will be responsible for all your child’s care and emotional needs. During the settling in sessions they will complete a care plan with you and continue to monitor the child’s progress.

Each Special Carer uses iconnect to compile development records to support assessments which also includes a time line showing observations which will track your child’s progress through the early years development. We will register you and you will have a password to enter your child’s learning journey. Observations can be accessed through ParentZone and a copy of the child’s Individual Learning Plans will be shared with you within nursery. This can be taken with your child when they begin school and will also act as  a memento of their nursery life.

Additional Services at Nursery

In addition to the education we provide within the nursery, we also offer extracurricular activities for all of our children aged 2 years+. These include;

  • Might Monsters – a multi-sports program designed to improve children’s functional movement, coordination, balance, fine and gross motor skills through the use of fun games.
  • Pass Soccer Academy – A football programme that develops children’s mobility through the use of fun, nurturing games. Your child will develop invaluable fine and gross motor skills, balance, hand, ball and foot coordination in a safe, non-competitive environment.

These classes are at an additional cost and take place during the nursery day in our outdoor area. Each class takes place over a block of weeks that can be subscribed to periodically. Subscription letters will be distributed accordingly, but you can register your interest with reception at any time. Days and times of these experiences do vary, but all take place on site. If your child does not attend nursery on the selected day but you wish for them to participate in the classes, then you are more than welcome to bring them along for the session. Spaces are limited and places are given on a first come first served basis.

Letters And Sounds

The Letters and Sounds program is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge. Children will begin this when they enter nursery and will continue to enhance this in their early years at school. Starting with phase 1, progressing onto the first initial sounds S,A,T,P,I,N.

Phase One (Nursery And Reception)

Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice and finally oral blending and segmenting.

Phase Two (Reception)

Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.

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