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Curriculum

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”

Our philosophy is that children are active learners, supported and challenged by adults. They experience a wide variety of learning opportunities and follow OFSTED guidelines to develop:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Baby Room

(3 to 24 months)

bearsOur baby room has a home-from-home feel and follows life at home as closely as possible. On joining the nursery an Additional Information form is completed to ensure this happens.

As well as providing lots of love and care, we have created surroundings which are stimulating and exciting for your baby to explore and develop in safety.

Nappies will be checked regularly throughout the day and changed as often as needed. Parents are required to supply nappies and baby wipes/cotton wool for their child’s needs.

The baby room accommodates up to 6 babies which promotes a warm friendly calm atmosphere.

The children also have the opportunity to join in various activities, e.g. pasta, water play, painting, play dough, Sensory Activities etc., all under close supervision. Weather permitting the children are taken out to play.

Toddlers

(2 to 3 years)

buildingblocksOur toddler room offers a transitional stage between the baby room and the pre-school room. Emphasis is placed on children developing their Social and Physical skills by encouraging independence and freedom of choice.

There are age appropriate toys and activities that promote sharing and group play as well as developing each child’s individual skills.

The children are given plenty of opportunity to explore outdoor play and all the fun that this can bring.

At Little Explorers we also encourages physical activities be it outdoor or indoors via music and movement and action games as well as range of construction materials in order for the child to extend their fine motor development.

Preschool

(3 to 5 years)

jigsawIndependence is further encouraged in this age group. We are very aware that every child develops at a different rate, so assistance will always be offered with gradual and subtle encouragement towards success. We believe that children need space and a variety of different surroundings and activities to keep their minds stimulated. Musical exploration, physical activities and a wide variety of art and craft activities allow children to bloom creatively.

At the heart of this approach we create an environment where a child can express themselves and experience a balanced curriculum of educational activities and experiences. The ability to do this through interaction, involvement and fun ensures that a child can access learning in a non-pressurised manner and therefore develop his/her abilities in all areas. All staff are encouraged to liaise with parents with regard to school readiness.

At Little Explorers we ensure to provide your child with a solid foundation, and that as they progress through the nursery they will have gained confidence and enjoy the company of others as well as having learnt valuable skills to lead them on in life.