KIDDIWINKS PRE-SCHOOL PROVIDES a curriculum that is appropriate to the age and development of the children. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. The EYFS is the national framework to support children’s care, learning and development from birth to 5 years. This framework divides the children’s learning into seven key areas:
All staff actively encourage children’s learning and development. This is achieved through specific and appropriate experiences planned for each child. To enable staff to plan for each child they carry out observations to identify areas of interest and stimulation. For more information regarding the EYFS - please speak to your child’s key person.
Active play helps young children to learn and develop through investigating and exploring. We plan and provide a range of play activities which help the children to progress in each of the seven developmental areas. In all activities and experiences offered at the Pre-school we ensure there is a balance of child initiated and adult led experiences.
Plans are created on a daily basis, working in collaboration with children and key people to ensure children achieve the best outcomes from experiences offered at the pre-school.
We promote free flow outdoor play supporting choice and extending children's learning and play. Our outdoor areas are secure and the children are fully supervised at all times. Wellies are always available. We feel the outside area is important for encouraging healthy active play and allows the children to investigate and explore their natural environment.
We value links with the local community and so, with parent's consent we enjoy taking the children further afield on short trips such as the local shops or post office. We also have built a partnership with a local elderly residential home. These trips will always be in small groups and are fully supervised.
The pre-school has a high ratio of adults to children. These adults are childcare qualified practitioners or volunteer parents who have been checked and verified by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Having such a high ratio helps us to: