Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that:
- help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting
- ensure the safety of each child
- help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning
- Daily circle time to promote concentration, counting, making relationships, self-confidence and self-esteem
- Weekly PE sessions and Sherburne activities
- Daily literacy, singing, story time and Phonic activities
- Messy play
- Indoor, outdoor and free flow activities
- Adult lead and child initiated activities covering the seven areas of EYFS
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoors .Children will on a daily biases have access to outdoor free flow play and will visit the tennis court or the park for some more physical play (weather permitting).
Snacks and Meals
The setting makes snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks and food activities so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Please tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met. We have adopted a NO NUT policy in pre-school.
As we are a small pre-school we would like to ask parents if you could send your child with a piece of fruit to share with the group for snack and a filled water bottle so they can always access drinking water through the session.