Ofsted & Education

Planning

We have spent many hours perfecting our delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Themes are used to deliver the curriculum in an interesting, fulfilling, child centred and vibrant way. We use play as a base centred on the child's interests. The current plan is displayed on the parents’ notice board. Parents are encouraged to offer ideas for activities.

If a parent or member of the family has a particular skill they would like to share to help deliver an activity or to offer help with the up-keep of the Centre, they would be most welcome.
Please talk to a member of staff.

Learning Through Play

Children must be offered, and allowed to engage in exciting and challenging activities, which support and extend their learning and development. They must have a rich stimulating environment full of contexts for play, exploration and communication, where they can choose,
create, investigate, explore, initiate and persist with activities.

We believe that children are active learners from birth and that if we provide them with the right environment, support and experiences, it will help to encourage their curiosity, imagination and creativity.

We also need to ensure that we stimulate each child emotionally and intellectually by providing the best circumstances to promote active learning. We have designed our environments to be exciting and they are structured in such a way as to promote a child’s independence, decision-making and problem solving.

The environment is organised into clearly defined areas to accommodate different activities appropriate to the development and competence of the children.

We use specialist play equipment that has been designed to invite exploration and specially selected for quality and play value.

This ensures that whatever your child chooses to play with, their learning and development will be supported and extended. Children benefit from a well designed, well organised and integrated indoor-outdoor environment

Delivery of the best childcare and education is made possible by ensuring staff have in-depth knowledge and understanding gained through continuing professional development and higher-level qualification training.

Staff must have the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to observe and plan for children’s learning effectively, identifying and meeting any additional needs.