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Where children learn through play...

At Loddiswell Pre-School we aim to….

  • Provide a warm, caring and varied environment in which a child feels secure to explore and express his or her physical, emotional and intellectual and social skills.
  • Provide a setting where children’s opinions and feelings are valued, where choice and imagination are promoted, where there are high expectations and children are encouraged to be confident, independent and develop their self esteem.
  • Provide stimulating learning opportunities appropriate to each individual child’s needs.

PRE-SCHOOL

works to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This applies to children from the age of two years through to the end of the Reception year, thus enabling us to forge closer links with our feeder Primary Schools.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • 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. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. Our staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Families are kept very well informed of their children’s development and their involvement is more than welcomed! Each child has an individual Learning Journey which is regularly monitored and updated to give a portfolio of pictures, work and achievements that the children have achieved whilst in our care. We also communicate with parents on a daily basis through a ‘Home Book’ and our staff are always available for a chat to discuss any concerns at the end of a session. We additionally hold at least two parent sessions each year for a proper chance to discuss any issues but more importantly to celebrate success.