During their time in the Early Years, our children are introduced to a range of activities and materials designed to nurture their sense of independence and self esteem. Through these activities concentration, confidence and perseverance develop naturally.
Children in our Nursery have access to Montessori teaching materials as well as other Early Years resources. Our K Group (Reception) children follow the Early Years Foundation stage. Both groups are situated in our Early Years Centre at Arunwood.
We provide children with an environment where they can be a positive and valued member of a small community; where their help and collaboration is needed, encouraged and appreciated. They learn to care for others with kindness and gentleness. Being part of a group with a mixed age range provides them with many opportunities to do this on a daily basis.
The curriculum for the K Group builds upon the children’s experiences in the Nursery and reflects the areas of learning identified in the Early Learning Goals. The opportunities that our children meet enable them to develop a number of competencies, skills and concepts across several areas of learning.
Our adult directed activities follow the topic approach where we focus on a different topic each term. The aim of this is to give context to the academic work, to give an integrated approach to learning and to develop enthusiasm for learning.