Curriculum
Within the group, all children are supported through their developmental stages at their own pace, learning through their play and having fun. We offer a curriculum which enables children to progress towards the early learning goals throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage and prepares them for the National Curriculum, which begins at Year 1 in primary school.

The curriculum covers the following areas of learning;

Prime Areas
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
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Key Person
Our key person system gives members of staff particular responsibility for just a few children (as shown in our entrance area). Each child in the group has one special adult within the group to relate to, although parents/carers may approach any member of staff with regards to their child. The key person is able to tailor the group's curriculum to the unique needs of each individual child. The key person will work with parents through shared record-keeping to ensure that all children are supported in achieving their full potential. Each term we hold a week long 'HAVE A GO' session when you are invited to come along and shadow your child during a session, joining in with the activities they choose. This is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss your child's progress and see their Learning Journey. Your child's Learning Journey is available to see at any time.

Parent Partnership
Research shows that children learn better when their parents are involved as they are the first and most important educators of their children. Working closely together, sharing your child's personal needs, likes, dislikes, will ensure that your child gains the best possible care to suit their own individual needs.

Special Education Needs
We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all members of our group, and this includes children with special educational needs. Carole and Tracey are trained Special Education Needs Coordinators (SENCo) and are responsible for overseeing the implementation of educational plans for any child with additional needs. We also have the support of a specialised advisor who visits the setting. If you have any concerns about your child's behaviour or development please speak to either Carole or Tracey. We will not discuss your child with other agencies without seeking your prior permission.