The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
Observation, Assessment and Learning
Through our observations we start with the child to find out their needs, interests and what they can do. We record this information and make decisions through our assessments in each child's learning journey as to what they have achieved or the next steps in their progress. We then plan a range of adult led and child led activities which are continually adapted and added to as the children's interests and needs change.
Supporting Every Child
Our sensitive and knowledgeable practitioners are trained, coached and mentored into knowing how and when to meet children's needs, engaging and offering appropriate support at different times. Our daily routines offer a range of experiences giving children predictability whilst also challenging them.
The Learning Environment
We create indoor environments which are age appropriate, well maintained, and accessible for all children. They give opportunities for a wide range of planned and free play activities where the children can explore a safe, secure and challenging environment. Our outdoor environments are accessed frequently throughout the day with opportunities for children to experience activities and resources on different scales and in different ways than indoors. Through our garden areas children have chance to be imaginative, physical, creative and develop sensory awareness, as well as having first hand contact with the natural world and the seasons.
The Wider Context
Through our own self-evaluation we endeavour to achieve the five 'Every Child Matters' outcomes for all of our children. Through multi-agency working we find the best ways to support the children we care for and their families.
As our children may move between different settings we pay close attention to each child's smooth transitions and continuity not only between different providers but also within our own environment.