We are OFSTED registered and follow the standards laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). There are seven areas of learning within Early Years settings. Three areas are particularly important in building a child’s capacity to learn. These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We also support children in four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We believe that, for pre-school children, learning is as much about developing social skills and confidence as formal education.  Our emphasis therefore is on learning through fun.  We have a much-loved outside space and large hall so we have a wide range of activities for children to choose from each day.  We also have a daily adult-led activity for each child to enjoy, such as:

  • Planting sunflower seeds
  • Making bird feeders
  • Making bread rolls

During each session we provide an opportunity for music and stories.  Twice a week we have PE classes, preparing older children for school.

Our adult to child ratio is 1:6 maximum ensuring each child is helped to flourish.  Each child is allocated a key worker from amongst the staff.  The key worker supports the child throughout the session as well as observing and recording their achievements and reporting back to parents.

Once children are settled in pre-school we encourage parents to “Stay and Play” once in a while so that they can see for themselves what goes on.