Yeovilteenies Day Nursery will provide fun, educational and messy activities for your child. We provide aprons for the messy activities but we cannot be held responsible for any stained clothing: Children come to the Nursery to enjoy themselves and have fun!
It is important to develop your child’s independence skills, and as such we help them with managing their own clothes and shoes. It is therefore advisable to avoid shoes that your child cannot put on themselves.
We ask that you provide the appropriate clothing and footwear to suit the season, i.e. Wellies, warm coat, woolly hat, scarf and gloves for the winter months or a sun hat and sun cream in the summer.
Yeovilteenies Day Nursery encourages the older children to spend time with the younger children and babies; playing with them both inside and in the garden or at circle time for singing, stories and puppets. These are very valuable social times for all the children as interacting with children of various ages aids a child’s intellectual and social development.
Every child has a carefully selected key worker, who will monitor your child’s development and, if they are in the baby room, will complete their communication book/sheet. We encourage children and parents to not depend solely on their key worker as this will avoid any upset if the key worker is away from the nursery for the day.
Individual planning for each child
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as required by Ofsted.
Its purpose and aims are that every child deserves the best possible start in life and deserves support to fulfil their potential. The experiences that make up a child’s early years have a major impact on their future life chances.
The Early Years Foundation Stage supports staff in assessing a child’s progress and helps them to provide the best learning experience for your child. The aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play experiences.
In order to do this, we observe your child and will talk to you to establish what your child’s interests are, for example cars, Barbie, Bob the Builder, Pepper pig etc. Once an interest has been identified activities covering all areas of learning and development are planned around this at the correct level for your child.
The Prime areas
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas
Understanding the world.
Expressive arts and design.
Children learn individually and with others through play. We observe the way a child plays by looking at their characteristics of effective Learning. We offer your child a play based curriculum, delivered by The Early Years Curriculum in a number of ways:
* Outdoor opportunities
* Mark making through a range of mediums such as paint, chalk, water, sand
* Role play and imaginative play
* Stories, puppets, and songs
* Dance and sensory experiences
* Water, sand and other malleable experiences
* Construction and small world play
* Exploring and investigating
* Literacy and numeracy
Your child’s observations are ongoing and staff will continually observe your child and their individual plan will change as and when the child’s interests change.
For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage please visit www.foundationyears.org.uk