Our curriculum

Curriculum
Our curriculum

The Pre-School has devised a curriculum that not only reflects the children's needs and interests, but also encompasses teaching opportunities that we would like the children to learn or experience during their time with us.  Our highly qualified staff team offer children a rich and varied curriculum include themes such as all about us; road safety; oral hygiene; life cycles as well as various religious fesitvals and celebrations.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework


The Pre-School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we use its four guiding principles to shape our practice:

  • Unique Child - Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

  • Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from staff who respond to their individual needs and interests.  We aim to develop a strong partnership between staff and parents/carers.

  • Learning & Development - Children develop and learn in different ways.  We provide care and education of all children in their early years, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The EYFS is made up of 7 educational programmes:

 

  • Specific areas​

    • Literacy​

    • Mathematics​

    • Understanding the world​

    • Expressive arts and design​

  • Prime areas 

    • Personal social and emotional development​

    • Communication and language​

    • Physical development​

Click here for more information about the EYFS

A Key Person approach

Every child at Pre-School is allocated a Key Person.  Although children quickly get to know all the adults who work at the setting, it is the role of the Key Person to develop a close relationship with your child and to be a particular point of contact for you should you have any questions or concerns.  Your child's Key Person will also monitor your child's progress and will support them through their next steps of learning.

Tapestry


The Pre-School uses an online journal system called Tapestry to record each child's experience.  Parents/carers have access to their child's journal and can receive updates, comment on observations made as well as contribute their own photographs and observations.

Each day staff send parents a synopsis of the day alongside some photos.  This not only informs parents of the activities that were on offer but it also serves as a talking point with the child to cement the partnership between home and pre-school.

We also encourage parents to send in photos of their own experiences and events which happen at home to help children share achievements and talk to staff.