Early years

  • The EYFS Principles

    The EYFS principles are grouped into 4 themes:
    • A Unique Child

      Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

    • Positive Relationships

      Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationship with parents and/or a key person.

    • Enabling Environments

      The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

    • Learning and Development

      Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

  • Early Years Curriculum.

    We follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is made up of seven areas of learning;
     
    • Physical Development
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Communication and Language
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Expressive Arts and Design
    • Understanding the World
     
    Our curriculum is broad, balanced, and developed to meet children’s individual needs.
     
    Weekly schedule is shown.
  • Acorns (3 Months - 23 Months Old)

  • Our Babies as we fondly call them are aged 3 months to 23 months. This room is led by an Early Years Practitioner. We ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met.
     
    They are given the opportunity to form safe attachments with their carers which is essential for their emotional development at this age. We also cater for their intellectual and physical needs by providing sensory materials suitable for their age and stage
  • Busy Bees (2 - 3 Years Old)

  • At this age, they are in the sensory motor stage where they learn through their senses, body gestures and movement. They are now becoming more mobile and need space and resources that encourage movement.
     
    This unit is designed and structured in a way that allows free movement and is equipped with the appropriate toys and resources that better stimulates the children’s learning and exploration using their senses.
  • Pre-School (3 - 4 Years Old)

  • This unit is made up children from the ages of 3-4 who are now beginning to take steps into formal learning in a multi- sensory structured environment based on play as a medium for our teaching and learning.
     
    The activities are carefully planned, structured and supervised as they learn to concentrate, communicate and work better with others, generally discovering and developing skills to last a life time. We introduce them to the first phase of our phonics programme and start to do more structured work with numbers.
  • Reception Class (4 - 5 Years Old)

  • The reception class accommodates children that have reached the age of 4years. The reception classes are the real beginning of school life.
     
    We take steps as guided by the national curriculum. Children begin to write down words and read from books everyday. There is much emphasis on learning the alphabet phonetically, and we teach our children to form their letters correctly.
     
    Using bricks, blocks and shapes of all sorts, we add and subtract as well as tackle topics such as shape, space and measurement. Great emphasis is placed on correct number formation, understanding place value and not just learning numbers by rote.
     
    We make a start with history, geography, linking them with science projects such as ‘myself’, ‘day and night’ and ‘Growing’.