Early Education and Care
Children are valued for their individuality. The nursery staff plan to meet the individual child’s developmental needs. Planning and assessments of children’s progress are formed in partnership with parents and carers. The key worker is another special person in the life of the child and parent. The key worker is there to offer you support as and when it is needed.
Our approach to learning and teaching is through child centred play. Children are happy making fantastic progress through following their own interests and building on their individual past experience. The planning for every child’s individual learning is carried out each week.
Research recognises that children make better educational progress when parents are actively involved in their education.
The nursery actively promotes outdoor play, with a range of equipment and activities. The nursery also encourages healthy eating by providing healthy meals, snacks and drinks
From the moment your child begins his/her educational journey with us, at whatever stage, early year's education is at the very core of everything we do. It is reflected throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and deeply embedded into our practice at every level.
Red room is for children aged 3 to 24 months.
We set the room up to be homely, we have cushions, drapes and gentle colours ( research tells us that bright and bold colours have an over-stimulating effect on young children).
You will sometimes hear gentle background music,classical and relaxing. You will also often hear us singing and making music.
We have an area allowing free-flow play and a seperate quiet room, providing a place for resting babies.
Red room has several areas - Multi-sensory, cosy area, choosing books. wet/creative play, treasure baskets, construction blocks, children have access to all of these areas.
We have low tables and chairs (no high chairs) and lots of comfy floor cushions, which allow babies to move freely as and when they can.
This area has been arranged to encourage children to become active independent learners, the resources will help the children to explore and discover themselves. The resources have been chosen to give lots of opportunity for learning while allowing each child to work at their own pace and rhythm.
Children will be encouraged to have their own ideas, staff will provide many opportunities to promote conversations, developing listening, language and communication.
The area will reflect the previous area allowing the children to build on the skills they have previously acquired. The area will include space where the children can relax. Children will be encouraged to use equipment and 'have a go' and become independent learners. Providing an environment where children are allowed to 'have a go', this encourages children to be independent.
Your child will begin his /her LA funded education the term following their third birthday.
Here at Bram Lonstaffe the transition from Red to Orange room is seen to be seamless. The children experience planned focused activities delivered by staff who have many years experience working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. They also have the opportunity to access familiar areas which are part of the offered curriculum and are available every day.
The opportunity to explore the carefully planned outdoor area is available throughout the setting.