A fun and purpose built room for all the ‘Little People’

“My son really enjoyed his first day at pre-school, he wanted to come back the next day and has been looking forward to pre-school all weekend!”
May 2017

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group, aiming to provide all our children with a secure and motivating environment in which they can develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

Communication and language

Physical
development

Personal, social and emotional development

Learning Through Play

The pre-school has a safe and secure outside play area, including a garden which is used by the children to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. This is invaluable in developing the children’s interest in the natural world while having fun outside in the fresh air.

The children have the opportunity to socialise and interact freely with both children and adults. They are encouraged to respect other’s feelings and opinions and to be polite and helpful. Our aim is to allow all children to fulfil their own individual potential within a happy environment. By giving reassurance, praise and encouragement to the children, they will develop self-confidence and self-esteem.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

Why Literacy Is Important

Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect,  interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live.

The changes that the English language has undergone over the course of history is staggering. The past decade alone has seen students’ literacy repertoire extend beyond the traditional pillars of reading, comprehension, grammar and writing, to include digital and interactive applications.

Why Math Is Important

Math is one of the most basic skills we expect our children to master.  Reading, writing and arithmetic: these are the three subjects often named as being of paramount importance.  And yet, while much focus is put on early literacy skills including reading and writing, math is often lost in the shuffle.  But teaching your child math skills from an early age is more important than you might think.

Why Understanding The World Is Important

Understanding the World covers most aspects of the area of learning and development which was called
‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’ in the original EYFS framework.

The world covers aspects of the previous areas of ‘Exploration and investigation’ and ‘Place.’ It helps children know about similarities and differences in the world around them. They learn to make observations of animals and plants, to explain why some things occur and to talk about how and why things change. It includes opportunities for experimentation.

Why Expressive Arts and Design Are Important

During early childhood, the socio-emotional and cognitive capabilities are heightened through developmentally appropriate programmes and activities designed for full and “all sided” development. This, some educators believe, takes place through arts education.  Drawing, painting and working with clay are aspects of arts education for young children.  Not limited to hand crafts and visuals, music is also a significant element.

These documents are a useful tool to support your understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

4Children Parents Guide
What to expect when

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from
birth to five years. For those working in the early years – whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in
school – the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child.

EYFS
A parents guide

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the
Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life
between birth and age 5.
This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as
well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.

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