Within a nurturing environment, children are individually supported in developing confidence, autonomy and self-respect. They are encouraged to work and concentrate independently and also take part in the life of the group, sharing and co-operation with other children and adults.
Individually and in groups, children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening and hearing and responding to stories, songs and rhymes.
A range of equipment and opportunities, both indoor and outdoor, enable children to develop confidence and enjoyment in the use and development of their physical skills. A very high level of adult supervision enables children to safely create and meet physical challenges.
Children are helped to understand that written symbols carry meaning, to be aware of the purposes of writing in preparation for when they are ready to use drawn and written symbols for themselves
By means of adult supported practical experience the children become familiar with sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting activities, which form the basis for early mathematics.
A safe and stimulating nursery environment allows children to explore and experiment with a range of natural and manufactured materials. They learn to observe the features of objects and substances, by recognising differences, patterns and similarities and by sharing and recording their findings.
Children are encouraged to use a wide range of resources in order to express their own ideas and feelings. Art equipment including natural and discarded resources, as well as ‘normal’ art materials encourage exploration of colour, shape and texture. Children join in with and respond to music and stories and there are many opportunities for imaginative role-play both individually and as part as a group.