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We are able to offer 15 hours a week free childcare to children age 2, 3 and 4. Please click HERE for more information.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. 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 development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:
Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials including books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding The World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment
Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
The children that attend before and after school are free to choose from a range of resources and activities to suit their mood and needs.
There is a well-stocked arts and craft cupboard as well as a large selection of board games to enjoy with their friends. There is a quiet area set aside for those that wish to complete homework.
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Our days are varied and full of fun activities, however I do like to keep our meal times the same and they are:
4.00pm After school snack
I also provide nutritional snacks mid morning and afternoon
and there are always drinks available throughout the day.
We like to visit our local park that is only a few minutes walk. Here we can play on the large grassed area, on the equipment or feed the ducks.
We are also luckily enough to live at the seaside so a trip to the beach to build castles is only a 5 min walk. We never say no to a lovely cool ice-cream to top out outing off.
We enjoy our own facilities too and spend much time in the garden. This has an artificial grass flooring allowing outdoor play no matter what the weather.