Our Early Years Curriculum covers the following areas:
The 3 Prime Areas are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The 4 other areas of learning in the EYFS include:
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Our provision is very much about enabling children to become independent, imaginative, creative and reflective learners. We offer a setting which motivates and excites children, offers real first hand experiences and provides quality resources to enable children to be creative and imaginative.
No-one knows their child like their parents, so here at Sunnydale Nursery, you play a fundamental role in our effective planning and provision. You will be asked to contribute to our planning board on a regular basis, to inform us of what your child is interested in. This will enable us to offer key learning opportunities that your child WANTS to engage in. We will also have these discussions with the children, to enable them to take ownership of their own learning. We use signs and symbols to support children's communication and language skills. You will see these around the nursery.
In the EYFS, the outdoor area is as crucial to children's learning and development as the indoors. It is a place for them to be free in their own play and learning to investigate, problem solve, take risks and have fun. Our outdoor area consists of a specific baby area, where the babies are free to explore throughout the day. Our older children share their play areas, consisting of play space at the far side of the nursery and also at the end. Our outdoor area has a plumbed in bath for children's water play and our very own growing area with our very own pet chickens! If your child prefers to learn outdoors, this area really is a must see for them!
As our outdoor area is available for children at ALL TIMES, please ensure your child brings appropriate clothing, such as a warm coat and their wellies during the colder months and sun cream and a hat during the summer months. The outdoor area will be accessible in all weathers- wind, rain and shine.
Our Learning Environment
Our learning environment consists of a baby room, toddler room, pre-school room and after-school/holiday club room. Our setting is open plan and has CCTV in all rooms to maintain the safety of everyone at Sunnydale Nursery. Our resources are clearly labelled to enable ALL children to take the lead in their own learning. We will regularly discuss with you your children's next steps in their learning and explain how we aim to support your child in achieving these steps through our continuous and enhanced provision, and how you too can support this at home.