Learning & Development
Every child has their own key person
This person will know your child and support their needs. As well as meeting their personal needs they will continuely make observations. These will help key persons plan next steps for children and support them to reach their developmental goals.
As well as the staff directly involved with caring for children we have numerous staff behind the scenes who are not included in our ratios, these include
- administration staff
- house keeper
- SEND Co-Ordinator - Danielle Potter is our dedicated special education needs & disabilites co-ordinator
We work closely with other professionals too such as
- speech and language therapists
- health visitors and family support workers
Children develop quickly in their early years and research shows that alongside parenting, a high quality, part time early years education gives children of this age a great start. Allowing them access to quality early years provision enhances their future life chances.
We recognise each child is an individual and has specific needs. Our child centred approach means that staff tailor each day to meet these needs.
You will receive daily communication keeping you informed of your childs activities, meals, naps and even toileting.
Developmental Movement Play
The government has continually increased funding for two year olds to attend quality settings. Although it is not a universal funding stream yet, we have seen a huge intake of children in this age group. With this in mind our staff have received training specifically for 2-3 year olds. Their rooms and resources have been changed to accommodate the needs of children at this age.
The importance of children accessing a specialised room for 2 to 3 year olds is based primarily on work by Dr Helen Bibby and substantiated by proven research. 2 year olds learn in a very different way to other age groups. This is the age when a child’s brain disconnects from being a baby and starts to make new connections. With these new connections you can get a very confused, emotional child and it is at this point that the opportunity arises to repair or re-connect behaviour or links that could have potentially been missed first time round. Looking at this from a ‘Developmental Movement Play’ or DMP perspective is essential as we can re-connect all those nerve endings through stimulating whole body play that will assist with future development such as reading and writing.