Curriculum

Tiny Tots follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as set out by Ofsted. We also follow development matters for our learning goals.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape our educational programmes. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Development

Three areas of development are crucial for building children’s capacity to learn, form friendships and thrive. These areas are: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These are called the Prime areas of learning. The specific areas are: Literacy, Maths, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Key Carer

Each child in our care will be allocated a Key Carer. The Key Carer is responsible for tracking your child’s development, assessing their progress and planning fun and exciting activities to support their next steps of learning. We feel it is important to incorporate your child’s interest within their learning environment to maintain an enthusiasm for learning. Key Carers also feed back to you during our termly development summary meetings.

Learning

Free play is central to children’s learning and enjoyment. As the children grow older, the learning becomes more structured thus ensuring that they are more than ready for school when the time comes.

Environment

Our nursery rooms are bright, colourful and provide a stimulating atmosphere. We have an abundance of toys, books and outside space with which to educate, entertain and empower each child.

Staff enjoy singing and dance, reading and playing physical games such as football with the children. The Art Room is used by our rising 3s and has a wide range of media and materials as well as a home corner that is adapted according to what interests the children have. The under 3s are able to use the art equipment and play with their toys within the respective rooms. The classrooms are filled with puzzles, small world toys and sensory equipment. Each room has a book corner where there is a large variety of books from which the children can choose from.

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