The rooms used by ‘Our Shining Lights’ are designed specially for children aged 3 years plus, ensuring that we provide a brighter education for your child.
These pre-school rooms are dedicated learning environments with extended learning through play which is all planned around the specific areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage, as we further develop our under fives in preparation for school, where they will reach their Early Learning Goals. Letters, phonics and words, pre-writing skills, number work, messy play, art and craft activities, sand and water play, simple baking, wood play and plenty of outdoor activity are all encouraged and provided for to support their school readiness, whilst not forgetting their need to enjoy what they are doing. Forest School learning is also in place in many of the nurseries.
Hence, when your child is ready to start school, they will be on a par with their peers. Our philosophy is to promote “learning through play” and research has proven this to be the best way of developing children in all areas of their learning. The effects of school life on children who are too young has been well documented and our type of philosophy will encourage our children to be life-long independent learners.
Activities are still individually planned around children’s own interests and needs, and inspected by Ofsted to ensure we are effective in our delivery.
Naturally, we provide plenty of valuable information on progress in all these areas and your childs Learning Journal is available showing our assessment of your child’s current development. Information is prepared and can be passed onto your chosen school when the time comes.