Prospectus

Staff and Parents working together​

 

Our setting aims to:

 

  •   provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;

  •   work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;

  •   add to the life and well-being of the local community promoting British values; and

  •   offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

 

Parents

 

Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:

  •   valued and respected;

  •   kept informed;

  •   consulted;

  •   involved; and

  •   included at all levels.

 

*As a community based, voluntary managed setting, we also depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment.

The Early Years Foundation Stage​

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The provision for children's development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2012).

Our provision reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 

A Unique Child

 -  Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

 

Positive Relationships

 -  Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

 

Enabling Environments

 -  Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.

 

Learning and Development

 -  Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

How we provide for development and learning

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

 

The Areas of Development and Learning comprise:

Prime Areas

  •    Personal, social and emotional development.

  •    Physical development.

  •    Communication and language.

 

Specific Areas

  •   Literacy.

  •   Mathematics.

  •   Understanding the world.

  •   Expressive arts and design.

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