Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.
Jack & Jill Pre-School provides a curriculum from the early years foundation stage of education. This curriculum sets out the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Department for Education and Skills. There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings.
All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas, the prime areas are:-
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:-
understanding the world
expressive arts and design
For each area, the guidance sets out early learning goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education.
School uses the stepping stones that lead to the early learning goals to help us to trace each child's progress and to enable us to provide the right activities to help all of the children to achieve and progress
As a pre-school with children from different cultures and ethnic origins we feel it important that all the children learn and enjoy special occasions celebrated by others. Within a calendar year we enjoy the following events, this is not an exhaustive list but gives a flavour of what the children and staff enjoy.
Chinese New Year
Festival of Light
Please find link to our 2017/18 Annual Planner - click here