Activities for the under 5′s closely follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (2012) Framework. All activities are age appropriate and provide the children with the opportunity to learn through play.
Whilst others are child initiated, where resources are provided for children to make their own choices and to explore for themselves.
We then use these observations to plan activities for your child and to provide the resources your child requires. All of our observations, daily diaries, pictures and videos of your child at play, are hosted on Tapestry, our electronic Learning Journal.
You will be given personal login details to your child’s learning Journey where you can view their progress daily.
We encourage you to join in by adding your own observations, pictures, comments and to use this as a forum to feed back.
This is also a unique opportunity to include relatives by sharing login details, giving grandparents and distant relatives a window in your child’s daily nursery life.
I try to vary the activities as much as possible. I have a large number of toys and resources both indoor and outdoor. Some of the activities include…
games, cutting, sticking, play dough, construction ...
reading, writing, counting, singing, dancing, making music...
dressing up and role play.
We walk in all weather; you will need to provide wellies, warm clothing and rain coats for the winter.
We will often collect things and include them in our craft time, to observe the changes through the year.
Even if we are not in the pool, we engage in a lot of water based and outdoor play. Babies are kept out of direct sun.
Those who believe can search for our garden fairies.
We even grow our own vegetables and have plenty of fruit trees. We have a huge variety of wild life; the children love to quietly observe a Muntjac Deer sneaking across our garden to steal our plums!
We have Foxes, Rabbits, Squirrels, Pheasants, Wild Ducks, the list goes on.
After school and holiday activities for the Over 5′s may include some of the above but I also encourage the older children to have some relaxation time after their busy day at school.
There are age appropriate games and puzzles as well as the opportunity to ‘chill out’ in the living room with books and DVD’s.
During the school holidays we may go further afield to visit farms, theme parks (some of these activities may require additional fees).