Areas of Learning

Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.

We follow the Early Years curriculum and plan our activities around the different areas of learning according to each age group.

● Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

● Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

● Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

● Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

● Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

● Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

● Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Assessments

Your child’s progress will be reviewed when they are between 2 and 3 by an early years practitioner or health visitor.
Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5.
The assessment is based on classroom observation - your child will not be tested. It uses the early learning goals.

Ofsted Registration & Inspection

Our nursery is registered with and inspected by Ofsted, as a regulated child care provider within the London Borough of Greenwich. We are able to provide child care to children aged 9 months to 5 years old, we are registered for 35 children per day. We have a low turnover of staff, with a high ratio of staff in attendance each day. This enables us to work with the children in small groups and on a 1:1 basis. As an Ofsted registered nursery, we rigorously abide by government legislation regarding the educational and safety needs of all pre-school children. We comply with all current legislative child care and educational requirements.
Following our Ofsted inspection in August 2017, the quality and standards of our early years provision was rated "outstanding". As a nursery we strive to make continued changes and improvements to enable us to encompass new legislation, changes in criteria, and to work towards our goal of being an excellent educational provider.

Our Unique Reference Number (URN) is : 509604 You can view copies of our previous reports by clicking on the link below:

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