The unique character and individuality of each child is valued as children‘s learning and development are based on early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework as we ensure each child‘s needs are met with provision of spontaneous, child and adult led activities whereby children explore independently with both readymade and natural resources with support and supervision of experienced and qualified practitioners.
Parental input are also valued in our practice as we work closely with families of all children to collaboratively observe children‘s progress from home and at nursery and provide suitable support for each child to achieve their full potentials. Our provisions, support, supervision and assessment are within 7 areas of learning with link to how children explore the activities (characteristics of effective learning). These are recorded and accessed by parents through secured software platform early years log software (EY log).
Our nursery accepts children from ages 3months to 5 years old. Planning, observations and assessment are according to their age groups as stated below:
Ages 3 months - 24 months
We focus on parental input through the initial observations (home observations) that parents share with the child’s key person during settling in sessions before the child starts and also observe the interest of each child. These observations help us to plan on 3 prime areas for nursery observations before 3 years old.
The 3 prime areas are:
Observations on each of the 3 areas will be assessed at ages 2/3 years and share with parents who will share the progress or concerns with the health visitor to ensure the child ‘s needs are met earlier before transition to school and also to provide suitable support for future learning progress .
Between age 3-5years old, planning and observations from the 3 prime areas are extended to the 4 specific areas to prepare children for transitioning to school.
4 specific areas are:
All the 7 areas of learning will be assessed and daily shared with parents through our ey log platform where parents share their observations from home to enable their child’s key person extends or add to planned activities.
These observations help us to assess all children in each area of learning and provide support for each child including children with special education needs (See our local offer) for further information.