The Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters.
The nursery has a detailed learning curriculum for children, which is based on the 3 Prime and 4 Specific Areas of learning as outlined by the DFEE’s ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’. We particularly focus on identifying children’s individual needs.
The areas of learning are as follows;
Three Prime Areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional development.
- Physical Development.
- Communication, Language.
Four Specific Areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The nursery has a detailed learning curriculum, and the framework takes as its focus the child and steers away from subjects, therefore looking at specific areas of experience, which celebrate the skills and competence of babies and young children and highlights the interrelationship between growth, learning, development and the environment in which they are cared for and educated.
We provide a clear plan of activities which focuses on identifying the children’s individual needs and ensure the children have the opportunity to interact with a consistent adult at frequent intervals throughout their day.
A copy of the Nursery Curriculum Document is available for parents, please ask a staff member for your copy.
Forest school is a Danish concept that develops learning by experience. At George’s pre-school our Forest School Leader focus on personal
development and individual learning style of the children. They provide
children with a natural environment in which to learn and achieve, helping them to build their self-esteem, social skills and independence.
Forest School sessions develop practical and intellectual skills which are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. At each session the children have a successful experience that leads to increase self confidence. During the session all instructions are given verbally and practical demonstration in order to cater for all learning styles and ensure children make achievable learning steps.