Nurture, Care, Inspire
“Children need to be nurtured in a caring, fulfilling environment.”
“Learning is effortless when play and exploration is experienced through freedom of choice.”
We aim to provide a safe, secure and happy environment for your child.
Our focus is to ensure that every child is offered equal opportunities to be able to grow within our setting as individuals.
We aim to offer a relaxed, welcoming and enriched environment which supports children’s desires to explore and discover as they learn and develop. Our highly qualified, experienced staff support children to learn through play enabling them to blossom into confident, self-reliant and positive little people forming a sound foundation for their education.
We aim to work in partnership with parents to help to get to know everything about our children and tailor a unique learning experience that will give your child the perfect start every child deserves.
OUR EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM
This document sets out our curriculum aims which support and underpin our everyday practice
At Val Robinson Childcare Preschools our curriculum is focused and centered around the individual child.
We aim to embrace the interests of the children and be responsive to their curiosity and thinking.
Our indoor and outdoor environments allow children the freedom to make choices and be an advocate of their own learning. Children are given the opportunity to explore, appreciate and understand the world, take risks and ultimately develop a love of learning.
Practitioners are facilitators to children’s learning. Their role is to observe, support and extend learning, offering meaningful opportunities and experiences whilst listening to the child and tuning into their needs and interests.
Our curriculum aim is for our children to play, learn and grow in a holistic nature. We offer creative, fun, play based learning as well as activities which are focused on specific goals and adult led. We want our children to develop a love of learning and seek learning opportunity, so our activities and topics are based on the children’s interests and needs guided by our Early Years Practitioners.
To create a love of learning so our children thrive as lifelong learners.
Through play and a broad curriculum based on our children’s interests, our Early Years Practitioners plan sequenced learning to develop what our children already know and can do to help them reach the next steps in learning. With the support of development matters as a curriculum guide, as well as our practitioner’s knowledge and expertise, we provide a fun and memorable learning journey for all children.
For our children to have natural curiosity for learning and have the skills knowledge they need ready for school and beyond.
Our curriculum supports children to meet their early learning goals in the prime and specific areas of learning, as well as their characteristics of learning as set out by the Early Years Statutory Requirements 2021.
Using this as a basis we tailor our curriculum to our children, based on their individual needs and interests. Through this, we are fully inclusive and our children with special education needs and disabilities, additional languages and other barriers to learning are able to access the curriculum alongside their peers.
As children develop, they will use a variety of schemas to explore the world around them and may show a preference to a specific type. We will use children’s preferred schema to develop a learning activity in addition to introducing them to new schemas and ways of exploring the world.
Information for Parents on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum can be found here