From their first days at school, children are immersed in environments that support their development. Foremost is our commitment to providing a truly language rich environment. Across the kindergarten, activities that engage children in listening, talking and communicating to express their thoughts, questions, choices and feelings surround them.
We promote all areas of learning and development as outlined in England’s statutory Early Years Foundation Stage which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. We do this through a planned and purposeful play based curriculum. At the heart of our approach we have created an environment where children can express themselves, explore and investigate.
We offer a curriculum that is not only broad based, but considers the individual needs of each child, allowing each child to develop at their own pace and follow their own interests. In each room the experiences offered are approriate to children’s age and include both indoor and outdoor activities.
Our learning environments are pivotal to our whole approach to learning and teaching; they are flexible so that spaces can be adapted in response to children’s interests or lines of enquiry. Resources are easily accessible to children and are open-ended using largely natural or recycled materials so that children can create many different things in many ways.