There is one open plan room for our Pre-School children known as Jelly Beans and is the last room they attend before moving onto school.
We promote a natural and stimulating environment both inside and out to allow children the time to explore the world around them at their own pace. We often look at best practice in a room created by the Local Authority to give us ideas to see what excellent practice looks like elsewhere.
The children have access to our garden and prime windows to look outside at the world around the setting. It's an amazing room and a sight to behold for all of our children.
We aim to promote an even balance between free and structured activities designed to encourage language, confidence and independence. Our curriculum is based on our own childcare best practices and is underpinned by the Department for Education’s framework for children under five,
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
At this age children deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other.
The rooms are divided into specific areas of learning and play, and many of the activities will be geared towards the children’s on-going needs once they go onto school, in particular the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.