For the youngest members of our school community, each day is a new adventure and our first task is to ensure that their learning journey begins in a safe and secure environment. With large and attractive classrooms and excellent facilities, the children can explore, discover and learn, as together they celebrate the joy of childhood. With an excellent staff:pupil ratio, the children receive a high level of personalised, individual care and attention.
The curriculum is full of exciting activities to stimulate and fill the children with the desire to learn. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, where there are seven areas of Learning and Development covered.
The three Prime areas are:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
2. Communication & Language;
3. Physical Development
There are four specific areas:
2. Knowledge of the World;
4. Creative Development
All of these are equally important, and are not achieved in isolation from the others, but are delivered through planned purposeful play with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.
Nursery and Kindergarten practitioners take topics and themes based on the children’s interests at the time, to provide a wide range of learning opportunities. The daily routines ensure that the children become familiar in their environment and confident to explore and discover new experiences. The skills of independence and self-motivation are encouraged and celebrated.
Each child’s progress and development is carefully monitored and recorded in an online ‘Learning Journey’ that parents can access and contribute to.
This important stage of learning and development prepares the children to take the exciting step into school.