Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and to relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. In our Nursery, we respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm positive interactions.
The prime areas of learning development are: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. There are also four specific areas through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied, these are: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Nursery staff can provide feedback to parents of their child’s development verbally, through the class dojo system or via Tapestry - where recordings of observations and activities are made online (more information regarding Tapestry will be given at induction). During the term, 3 or 4 children will have focused observations each week to ensure all areas of learning development are being accessed and progress is monitored.
Children in the nursery have the opportunity to develop their skills in the prime areas through outdoor provision during discovery play times in each session. There are two outdoor areas the children can choose from and they have free flow access to these areas during this time.