"Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning. Then observe carefully what children do and then if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before"
(Loris Malaguzzi - The Reggio Approach)
Our Kindergarten Playroom has an age range, catering for 2 - 3 year olds very successfully. It is managed by a qualified Lead Practitioner - with an Early Years foundation degree. A caring group of qualified and experienced practitioners make up the rest of the team all of whom continue to develop professionally.
Our Pre-School playroom carters for 3 - 4 year olds and is managed by a qualified Lead Practitioner - with an NVQ level 3 in Early Years
The routine in both rooms is one where the freedom to explore and discover at their own pace is well respected. There are a variety of activities and experiences throughout the day where the children have access to highly stimulating environments, both indoors and outdoors - they can play, learn, socialise, eat and relax in a variety of designated areas which include the creative area, communication station, cosy corner, maths and writing areas. These allow the children to develop skills including but not limited to: maths, construction and problem solving, phonics, pencil control, mark making and storytelling, discovery and technology, role play, music and art.
Play (spontaneous or planned) and real experiences are explored through small and large group times, a cafeteria system for snack and social times and care routines.
Love, hugs and cuddles are in abundance as are boundaries, manners, health & hygiene and good role modelling from the adults in the room.