At Little Montessori British Nursery we offer families and children the best possible start in life. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, which was introduced in the UK in 2008 in order to maintain and develop best childcare practices. It is based around four themes, each theme is linked to an important principle and each principle is then supported by four commitments, with six areas of learning:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
A Unique Child
“Every child is a competent learner from birth, who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured”
Every area of development – physical, cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social and emotional – is equally important. The diversity of individuals and communities is valued and respected. The staff ensures that each child is kept safe, which means protecting their physical and psychological wellbeing. Children’s health is a vital part of their development, and is supported by the provision through healthy and nutritious meals, high quality hygiene procedures, and attention to healthy patterns of sleep and exercise.
“Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents, teachers and peers”
Our Nursery works together with parents as a team to have a positive impact on children’s development and learning. Loving and secure relationships encourage children to be independent and strong. We recognize that you, as parents and guardians, are the first and lifelong educators of your children and, as such, work in partnership with you in order to meet the needs of your children, whilst in our care. Partnerships begin from the time of the parent’s first visit and are built upon during introductory visits. This grows in strength and trust throughout your children’s time at Little Montessori. Staff encourage parents to join in with their child’s learning; reading and adding to their child’s development records; sharing achievements with staff (both verbally and visually) and by discussing their child’s development at informal periods (such as pick up time) and formal sessions (such as open evenings).
“The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning”
Activities and experiences are planned to give achievable challenges. These will take into account each individual, and will adapt with each child’s needs. A rich and varied environment gives a child the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging indoor and outdoor spaces.
Learning and Development
“Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected”
All areas of learning are interconnected. Children learn and develop in different ways and at differing paces, our early year’s team work in partnership with parents to ensure we give your children the best opportunities to develop to their full potential using the EYFS planning structure. It shows how best to enable children to feel safe and supported and to extend their learning and development.