Early Years Curriculum

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Early Years Learning

Our curriculum is designed to help children develop a range of skills which will assist them with their future learning and ensure a solid foundation to their personal, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development.

It is important to us that our Pre-School is a place where your child feels safe, nurtured and happy so that they can develop emotionally and socially.  We appreciate that every child is a unique individual who will learn and develop in their own time, whilst some children will be developing certain skills other children will be developing different skills.

 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which covers the seven areas of learning. This is divided into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning:  

 

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

 

Specific Areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

We provide a balance between child initiated and adult initiated play so children learn to value other people as they learn to share and relate to adults and other children. They are encouraged to make decisions and to undertake tasks by themselves.  Within our framework children learn independence and gain confidence.

 

From time to time children have the opportunity to work in smaller groups, to both support and extend their learning.  All children are helped in developing their emerging reading, writing and numeracy skills.

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Key Person and Progress Records

We appoint a Key Person for each child in Pre-School, who will help them settle.  They will build a strong relationship with them so they feel safe and secure. The Key Person is responsible for observing and keeping records on your child’s progress and liaising with you on their welfare, learning and development.  A learning profile that is made up of observational and photographic evidence of their learning and development is created. 

 

Your child’s Key Person will meet with you in a scheduled appointment, at the end of each term to discuss their profile and their well-being.