All children will be respected and their individuality and potential recognised, valued and nurtured. Activities and opportunities are offered for children to explore, acknowledge and value differences between themselves and others.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Fledglings helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are developmentally appropriate.
For children between the ages of 0 and 5 years the group provides a curriculum for the foundation stage of education. This curriculum is used by all schools and nurseries for children 0-5 years old. It is set out in a document, published by the Department for Education. The guidance divides children’s learning and development into three prime areas and four specific areas, these are as follows:
For each area, the guidance sets out learning goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education. For each early learning goal the guidance sets out stepping stones, which describe the stages through which children are likely to pass as they move to achievement of the early learning goals. More information on this can be found on our parent’s notice board.
Play helps young children learn and develop through doing, talking and taking their interests forward. Research has shown that this is the means by which young children think. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to plan and provide a range of learning activities indoors and outdoors.
This part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum describes children's attitudes to learning and 'how' they learn rather than 'what' they learn. If positive habits are formed in their early years, children will be able to apply these learning styles throughout their lives.
Finding out and Exploring: children use all their senses to understand the natural world and the changes
Being willing to have a go: children have lots of opportunities to risk take and risk manage
Playing with what they know: children have endless opportunities for role play and for testing out ideas
Being involved and concentrating: children are naturally more engaged in self-chosen activities. With time for them to extend their play and learning in their own direction, they will enjoy the benefits of staying with a task or activity for an extended period.
Enjoying what they set out to achieve: enjoying achieving what they set out to do. There is no right or wrong way to play with the open-ended resources
Keeping on trying: activities and being outdoors promotes resilience, falling over, getting muddy
Having their own ideas: children will develop their own games and play and be involved in planning their own activities
Making links: children notice patterns in the natural world from seasons to leaf shapes. They use their knowledge to make predictions and test their ideas
Choosing ways to do things: problem solving through real life experiences, e.g. how will we move this heavy log, how can we redirect the flow of this stream?
Fledglings at the Palace Day Nursery
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