The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework which guides the care and education for children from the age of 0 to the end of their 5th year. It is followed within nursery and will continue through Pre School to the end of your child’s reception year in primary school.
Activities in Pre School are exciting and varied. On a day to day basis children may participate in anything from exploring the outdoors making messy mud pies and potions, to letting their imagination run wild in our reading corner or even building giant castles in our sand pit! Our child centred approach to planning means activities are often spontaneous and lead both children and practitioners on an exciting adventure of discovery. Children are given lots of real and natural open ended resources to explore so no day is ever the same. We encourage the children to have an interest and care for the world around them so we can often be seen out and about in our local environment, whether that is going to feed the ducks at the pond or going to sing for our elderly in our local residential home. Practitioners have a strong focus on ensuring children are supported in their development both physically, socially and emotionally so they grow into happy, confident and independent individuals.
Our pre school practitioners have strong links with the local Primary Schools in order to make sure the transition into Reception is as smooth as possible. We also like to involve parents in their child’s development and do so by giving them access to their child’s online “learning journey”, if they wish, so they can contribute to their learning. When a child leaves us to go to school, a copy of this can be kept by parents/carers as a keepsake of their time at nursery.