Our pre-school provision provides funded early years education for 8 children aged 3-4, the curriculum is overseen by the nursery manager and delivered by two key staff members who together help your child discover their own strengths both academically and creatively
Our aim is to provide your child with a solid foundation and a love for learning. Phonics and numeracy are incorporated into every day routines and activities and as your child progresses through the pre-school year they will have grown in confidence, enjoy the company of others and will have learnt valuable skills to lead them on in life. At the same time we hope your child will remember Poppies as a very special time in their childhood.
Daily time table
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30
Self initiated play 8:30 – 9:00
Morning session 9:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00
Tea time 4:00 – 4:30
Stories and Carpet activities 4:30 – 5:30
The EYFS Curriculum
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and have a strong emphasis on learning through play – Research shows play helps young children to learn and develop through doing, talking and being involved. We plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning. Children should mostly develop in the 3 prime areas first.
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design.
Once per term we invite parents to share their child’s learning and achievements at home by completing our ‘Observation Checkpoints’ and meet with their child’s key person to discuss their progress and future learning goals. As well as sharing information about their child’s experiences at nursery, what they are interested in and their unique characteristics of learning.