We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five. This was implemented by the government in 2006. The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development which are:
• Personal and social development
• Communication and language
• Personal development
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
They are all connected to one another and are equally important and are underpinned by the four principles of the EYFS.
A Unique Child
At Bosco all children are valued and respected as individuals and we aim to meet their developmental needs through regular observations, assessment and planning.
We understand parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators and believe in working in partnership. Parents and practitioners working together has a positive impact on a child’s development and learning. Our practitioners are warm, caring and knowledgeable. Each child has their own key person; their special responsibilities are to assure that your child feels safe and cared for.
Our environment enables children to learn and develop both indoors and outdoors through adult led and child initiated activities, through planned activities, which can be challenging yet achievable, every child has opportunities to explore and learn which builds their knowledge and self-esteem.
Learning and Development
We believe play and playing with peers is paramount to help children develop. It reflects their wide ranging and varied interests and pre-occupations. Our room’s are set up with a variety of resources, giving children opportunities to play with ideas in different situations, we encourage children to learn through physical and mental challenges, as that is when they learn best.
Play is a vital and important part of your child’s development. Our staff will support children learning through play, we encourage the children to use a variety of materials and provide them with a wide range of experiences. Favourite activities are often puzzles, games, creative work, construction toys, clay, sand, water, musical instruments, Rio play, nature experiences, dance, drama and physical play.
Palming and growing things in the garden is also a fun and learning experience for the children.
We also use materials and ingredients in cooking activities that reflect the multi-cultural and linguistic background of the children in the nursery. Our dressing up clothes further children, dolls puzzles, and books also reflect this.
Weekly plans are available in each play room for you see.
All in all our friendly and experienced staff will help your child get the very best from their time at our nursery and to join in with the fun and learning experience that we enjoy every day.