Activities in the pre-school are based around the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) areas of learning. We encourage learning through play and cover all of the seven areas of learning identified within this framework.
Areas of learning
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
We have ample space for the children to explore and experience a variety of activities. These include home corner, dressing up and role play, sand/water play, craft and creative activities. We provide a physical area for burning of excess energy and honing spacial awareness and negotiation skills, and a book corner for those quieter moments.
We have a small garden of native plants that encourages sensory exploration, as well as a number of bugs and insects. We have a large permanent sand pit and a wooden “fort” which the children can use in many ways, including role play or den building. We have a small garden for the children to plant flowers and vegetables in. This helps them to understand the growing process and can lead to discussions about healthy food.
There is a key worker system in place and a carefully planned timetable of activities on offer.
``All children make good progress in all areas of learning from their starting points. Children are successfully acquiring the key skills they need to move on to the next stage of their learning or school`` - OFSTED, 2017