Within the nursery all children are supported in developing their full potential at their own pace by exploring the resources we offer, both on their own and with the professional input of qualified staff. Regular observations inform staff where the children's interests lie, what type of activities they choose and their current stage of development. This provides the basis of our planning, ensuring a curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child. Babies and children deepen their understanding by playing, questioning and experimenting with the activities, resources and experiences offered to them.
The E.Y.F.S. is Organised Into 6 Areas of Learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Within a nurturing environment, children are provided with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, social skills, and a positive disposition to learn. At Childtime Learning Center we ensure support for children's emotional well-being to help them to know themselves and what they can do.
Communication, Language and Literacy
Children's learning and competency in communicating, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write is supported and extended at our nursery. Opportunities and encouragement to use their skills in a range of situations and for a range of purposes is consistently provided. Each child is supported in developing the confidence and disposition to develop their communication skills at their own pace and are encouraged by staff who use gestures and facial expressions to help all the children communicate with those around them.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
At Childtime Learning Center, children are supported in developing their understanding of problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding. They are provided with opportunities to practice and extend their skills in these areas and to gain confidence and competence in their use.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Children are supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. Their learning is supported through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely, encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environment and in real-life situations and to undertake practical experiments and work with a range of different materials.
We will encourage the Physical development of babies and young children through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They are supported in using all their senses to learn about the world around them and make connections between new information and what they already know. They are supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
Children's creativity is extended here through support of children's curiosity. Exploration and play. They are provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of arts, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role play activities, mathematics and design technology.