Learning Through Play

We feel it is important that you understand how your child learns through play and how we help your child on their learning journey. You as parents are their first educator and we value your input and interest in your child’s life at preschool.

We follow the EYFS, however our main aim is to ensure your child is happy, feels safe and secure. This will then enable your child to learn and develop.

How Do We Implement This?

We get to know you and your child on an individual basis. We use a keyperson system, which involves one member of staff who gets to know your child through observation and discussions with you as parents/carers. This shows us what your child can do, so we can provide activities and experiences that will be enjoyable and encourage your child to learn and develop.

For example, your child may be able to count to five and has an interest in worms and bugs. We would provide activities based around mini-beasts that would include sorting, counting and investigation. Your child is learning about math’s concepts through play, as well as how to interact with others and developing confidence and self-esteem.

This is Learning Through Play.

We follow your child’s progress within a learning journey. This is a collection of observations, photographs and work of your child. It helps to build up a picture of who your child is and what they can do. We share this journey with parents and other nurseries your child may attend, as well as creating a report that can be sent onto school, in order to help them settle as quickly as possible.

Click here to download a copy of EYFS_Parents_Guide

Latest News

Keep an Eye on the Sky

This half term the children will be looking at the topic ‘Keep an Eye on the Sky’ and will take part in lots of season and weather related activities.  This weeks activities will include writing a letter to Father Christmas and drawing around Christmas stencils in the mark making area, playing with snow in the malleable area, role-playing in the Christmas house, playing with the arctic in the small world area, building with wooden blocks in the construction area, making Christmas cards and crafts in the creative area, on the maths table the children will be feeding Father Christmas mince pies (a counting game)  and in the painting area the children will printing using bubble wrap.

Phonics Activity: The Nativity

The Book of the Week:  Little Cloud

Nature Explorers: In the session this week the children will make a Christmas feast for the birds

Homelink Activity: Look at the clouds, what shapes do you see?