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Ofsted text“Equipment provided and staff attention to the physical environment is good. This is because they plan for the individual needs of each child and take their interests into consideration”
(Ofsted, 2015)
 

“staff skilfully organise many outdoor activities to help children develop their physical development and learning from the natural environment”
(Ofsted, 2011)


ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES

We offer every child the opportunity to participate in a wide range of interesting and stimulating activities, carefully planned to follow their interests and enhance their learning through play.  Our curriculum is designed to support children’s progress towards the early learning goals at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  This framework is broken down into three prime areas and four specific Areas of Learning as follows:

Prime Areas

• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication and language development
• Physical Development

Specific Areas

• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Literacy
• Expressive Art and Design

Our activities take into account seasonal celebrations, cultural events and spontaneous learning opportunities but, most importantly, the interests and experiences of the children themselves.  Our plans are displayed in the main room and can be seen at any time.  We ensure that all toys and activities are readily available so each child has the opportunity to participate in the full range irrespective of which days they attend.

We are fortunate enough to have the use of three areas.  In the “Kitchen” we have a variety of messy play including painting, sand and water.  In the “Bike Room” we have a range of activities changed on a weekly basis including physical activities and music and movement.  The “Main Room” has a role play area, a dressing-up/home corner, book corner and space for larger toys.

We have 2 toilet facilities, one for the children and a separate one for staff and visitor. We have a cloakroom with named coat hooks.