At Little Rosie's, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children up to 5 years of age. We use the EYFS framework to carefully plan each day around every child's unique qualities and interests in reflecting the key skills and capacities that all children need to develop and learn effectively. Each unique child will develop at their own pace and their development is closely monitored through effective planning and tracking.
These have been devised to outline the activities for the day which reflect the seven areas of learning in the EYFS framework and support the day-to-day free-flow of the nursery.
Nursery Group Planning
The nursery group planning is devised incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage and its seven areas of learning, which details the children’s learning objectives in relation to the topic that they are learning about as well as their unique interests. You may wish to look at this for reference and it can be found on the parent's notice board and online portal.
Each child has their own individual planning for their individual learning needs, abilities and interests, which is reviewed throughout the term. This Individual Planning is carried out by the child's designated Key Person through gathering observations of the child's level of learning and their interests, as well as assessing their next steps and planning activities to support each child to the next stage in their development.
All children have an online learning journey documenting their learning and development throughout their nursery day-to-day life. Each observation is carried out by the child's designated key person and reflects their individual planning, next steps and their unique abilities and interests in relation to the EYFS framework and its seven areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The three prime areas are strongly focused on with the youngest children in securing the basis and foundations for successful learning in the four specific areas. As each child grows in confidence and ability within the prime areas of learning, they will then have an equal focus on all prime and specific areas of learning combined.
Daily Care Diary
All children have an online daily care diary which is easily accessible for all the parents to see. This will highlight what your child has done throughout the day as well as a general log of their health and self-care routine such as meal times, sleeping, toileting and general comments.
Nursery Trips and Outings
We place considerable emphasis on taking the children out and about in the local area, making use of the local facilities we have access to on a weekly basis. At various stages in the year, Little Rosie's organises trips further a field for the children to specific venues, some related to the topics being taught and some for entertainment.
The children’s safety on these trips is of paramount importance and we will always make sure that our staff to child ratio considers this at all times. Little Rosie's requires permission from parents for their child to attend any external trip.
At Little Rosie's, the children explore outdoor play in the local park every day during the morning and afternoon session. All children wear high visibility vests at all times and staff to child ratios are consistently maintained.