Aims and Objectives
The aim of the Pre-school is to build confidence and expand your child’s horizons as they take their first steps towards independence. This is achieved by providing the children with the opportunities for learning through play, social interaction and building on an early understanding of shapes, colours, numbers, counting, mark making along with sharing stories and songs.
Every child/parent has the support of their own individual key worker. Each key worker works closely with the family to make sure the child feels secure, happy and confident within the setting. Each Child’s key worker works with the child to ensure they are achieving their next steps (through the use of individual play ladders, observations) and record their achievements in the Child’s own Learning Journey book. Parents are encouraged to take these books home whenever they wish to look at what activities their child has been doing, their level of learning and to add to the book if they wish to with things the child has achieved at home. Parents can arrange to come into the setting and speak to the Child’s key worker at a time convenient to them.
Within the group, all children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. Our keyworker system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child. By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and a high level of individual adult input, we offer a curriculum which leads to nationally approved learning outcomes and prepares children to progress with confidence to the National Curriculum at the age of five years.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
The framework is for all those who work with, and care for children aged from birth through to school reception, including those children with SEN and/or disability.
Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them.
There are seven areas of learning and development within the EYFS. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional development
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
Monday to Friday 8.45-11.45 12.30-3.30
Lunch club 11.45-12.30
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