Our provision for children’s development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (Department for Education 2012). Everything we do in Pre-School is guided by the four underlying principles of the EYFS – every child is unique; children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships; children learn and develop well in enabling environments; and, children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates.
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom.