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Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people and their environment. However development is not an automatic process, it depends on children having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

Our ethos is to capture the children’s imagination with good old fashioned childhood play while working within the New EYFS curriculum. Children entering Nursery will concentrate on the three prime areas before moving onto specific areas.

PRIME AREA

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

We develop the children’s independence and confidence as well as an ability to play co-operatively and become part of a larger group.

Communication and Language. 

This focuses on development in the skills of speaking, listening and understanding.

Physical Development

Activities are planned that enable the child to develop mobility and manipulative skills. They will learn about taking care of their own needs and keeping healthy.

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SPECIFIC AREA

Mathematics.

Practical activities are designed to promote understanding of mathematical concepts and use of apparatus in play situations. Children will become aware of shape, ordering, sequencing and counting.

Understanding the World.

Children develop understanding and knowledge of their environment and the world around them. They develop a sense of the past. This provides the foundations for science, technology, history and geography.

Expressive Arts and Design.

Children are encouraged to develop their imagination and to express ideas in creative ways, particularly in art and music.

Literacy

Children are encouraged to develop conversational skills and listen to stories, rhymes and poems. They will foster an appreciation of books and develop the skills needed to become writers.

Characteristics of Effective Learning 

To enable a child to become an effective learning the Early Years Foundation Stage identifies three inter-changeable characteristics which help children to learn. Being aware of these characteristics enables the adult to support and extend a child's learning whilst the child is involved in play or at an activity in the Nursery. The three characteristics are as follows: 

Playing and Exploring - engagement

Finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, Being willing to 'have a go'.

Active Learning - motivation

Being involved, concentrating, keeping trying, and enjoying achieving what they set out to do 

Creating and Thinking Critically      

Having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things

 

Minnows: 18 months to 3 years

Puffins: 3 years to 5 years of age

The Club: From 4 years of age

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