We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which focuses on learning through play, via the Early Learning Goals, (ELG) www.foundationyears.org.uk. We have a structure for learning with the child at the centre and a cycle of observation, assessment and planning. Monthly activity sheets are also provided to take home to encourage family involvement along with Achievement Trees in each room. You can share what your
child has achieved at home to support planning for your
The nursery takes on board the child’s current interests and how they learn, based on the Characteristics of Effective Learning, creating and thinking critically. This ensures that each child’s individual needs are met and provided for.
We use broad topics as a starting point to support the prime and specific areas of learning and development eg.
a theme of people who help us will include health and
self-care, people and communities as well as giving opportunities for communication and language, maths and expressive arts and design. Cooking activities, a great favourite, supports learning and development including healthy eating, and self care.
Cygnets Day Nursery also offers French lessons within the nursery which are held weekly with our French teacher.
Physical exercise sessions each week are held with Sports 4Kids.
We have outings to the park, library, post office, local shops and walks to the Mill Pond to see the ducks and swans. The nursery has also arranged visits from a local farm. We arrange annual visits to Birdworld and this summer had a fabulous visit from Falconry who brought lots of wonderful birds of prey and baby owls to the nursery for the children to hold!