We vary and extend our activities for each child’s individual needs; our priority is to convey enthusiasm and enjoyment, we start by linking our EYFS Curriculum planning with each child’s home environment experience. This provides all of our children with a wealth of opportunities. This offers our children excitement to explore whilst having time and willingness to 'learn through play' with others respectively, as well as becoming ‘independent.’ We offer our children visual ‘wow’ factor activities, and this encourages our children to engage and participate.
We offer visual ‘wow’ factor activities, and this encourages our children to 'engage and participate.'
We invite our children to take part in helping to set up for their snack and meal times, they learn the importance of how to take care of their environment and learn about daily duties and responsibilities, such as clearing up after themselves and cleaning tables, this is encouraged at the end of all of our activities. We also believe that they then begin to understand life responsibilities as well as inspiring them to have fun and demonstrate appreciation.
We offer flexible as well as structured activities.
Structured Activities – we include planned activities covering the EYFS Curriculum within the Prime Areas and the Specific Areas. This is linked to what is transpiring in their home environment as well as linking with our own 'Monthly Themes' for the activities, this encourages variety.
Flexible – we support our children to engage in their own free play, of their own choice and their own likes. We promote physicality though outdoor activities on a large-scale curriculum, this is set out for the whole day.
- Exploring and interacting with all of the resources under the supervision of our passionate staff team.
- Printing, mark making, cutting, taking turns and sharing.
- Cooking activities as well as baking: lots of learning in all areas of development, especially maths. We are fortunate we have a separate large dining room to eat breakfast, lunch and tea where our chef prepares our home made healthy food.
- Stories with props and books, puzzles.
- Singing and musical instruments, music and movement is incorporated in their days schedule.
- We are fortunate that we have lots of space allocated for different activities. Our children are not based in one room all day to eat, sleep and play, we take pride in our children moving around the whole setting.
- Special days/events are frequently organised for visits to the local shops, library and children’s centres, as well as the local parks.
- Games involving small groups.
- Maths, learning numbers, letters & colours, problem solving.
- Dressing up/role play, creative activities for development of their own imagination.
- Free play is supported.
- Forest school is promoted within our setting, building dens, fires, cooking on the fires, using and managing tools safely.
- Lots and lots more fun!
Play is an essential part of each and every child’s life and this is crucial to their 'learning and development.' Play is their work, it is the way our children can explore the world around them to develop and practice their own skills. We understand that this is also vital for their physical and emotional growth, intellectual and educational development, as well as supporting them to acquire social and behavioural skills.
We offer a broad remit throuhgout their day, they develop and challenge their own learning across many aspects of art and design, their properties and capabilities. All of this and more supports each child to explore and express themselves creatively through a wide variety of art experiences. Thus, we are promoting in all of our children a positive sense of well-being.
We create a 'mathematical environment' throughout our setting in the same way that we generate excitement with our children through 'storytime' and 'glitter time.' Concepts relating to shape, space and measure are an important part of our Early Years Curriculum.
We concentrate and centre on our child's learning on 'rote learning', memory, rules and correct answers, connections applying concepts to problems. This is achieved in so many ways, such as creativity, problem solving, cross curricular applications of mathematical concepts to real life. There are lots of playful aspects to maths. We educate our staff team to enjoy delivering maths to our children for them to learn the concept.