The nursery’s curriculum will be both formal and informal. We assess the children by stage, not age, so every child can fulfil his or her potential. The curriculum is continually updated and is implemented by trained staff, who works in partnership with parents to ensure that every child’s needs are being met. It will be broadly broken down into two areas:
• Care for Children ages 0-2 years – based around ‘Birth to Three Matters’
• Care for children ages 0-5 years – based around Early Year Foundation Stage and the six areas of learning.
Children Ages 0-2 Years
The Department for Education and Standards has produced a framework for the education and care of children under the age of 3, ‘Birth to Three Matters’. This is a guiding framework for carers to build a curriculum for the very young, which promotes the following:
A Strong Child
- Me, Myself and I
- Being Acknowledged and Affirmed
- Developing Self-assurance
- A Sense of Belonging
A Skilful Communicator
- Being Together
- Finding a Voice
- Listening and Responding
- Making Meaning
A Competent Learner
- Making Connections
- Being Imaginative
- Being Creative
A Healthy Child
· Emotional Well-being
· Growing and Developing
· Keeping Safe
· Healthy Choices
Children Ages 3-5 Years
Using techniques of learning through play, the children will be encouraged to accomplish the ‘six early learning goals’ as set out by Ofsted for all children approaching school age. These areas of learning are:
· Communication, Language and Literacy
· Persona, Social and Emotional
. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
· Knowledge and Understanding of the World
· Physical Development
· Creative Development
In View of the curriculum and policy objectives, the nursery will seek to achieve the following:
· To encourage language and communication with other children and adults.
· To teach each child about sharing and being part of a group.
· To offer each child the most suitable stimuli for their stage of development.
· To help each, child with understanding the basic concepts of mathematics, including length, weight and volume.
· To teach children about their five senses end how to use them.
· To help children recognise and identify shapes, colours and sounds.
· To help children understand their own bodies.
· To provide a greater understanding of other parts of the world and different cultures from their own.
· To teach children to respect themselves and others, as well as their background.
· To instil in each child the skill and co-ordination required to control writing tools and basic literacy.
· To encourage each child to persevere, without fearing being wrong.
· To encourage each child to be kind and compassionate to others.
· To encourage children to control their emotions and learn to express themselves appropriately.
· To allots each child to learn through fun and pleasurable activities.