We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your care and support whilst my daughter has been with you. The nursery itself is wonderful which provides lots of varied activities with the added bonus of the woods on its door step.”
The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:
A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person
Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
There are three prime areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
Plus four specific areas of learning. These are:
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Each child has their own key person to enable them to feel reassured, safe and cared for within our setting.
“Thank you so very much for looking after our little man. He has really enjoyed his time at Monkey Puzzle and learnt so much in such a short amount of time. We are so sad to be leaving and we know that he will miss each and every one of you.”
This person also keeps a detailed Learning Journey of the child’s progress during their time with us. These records are available to be viewed and discussed at any time by parents, who are always encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences from outside the nursery.