Session Structure

Curriculum

We believe that children learn through play and we organise our resources and activities to encourage children to follow their own particular interests whilst covering all areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS);

PRIME AREAS

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language
  • SPECIFIC AREAS
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

If you would like to know more about the EYFS please ask a member of staff or look at the Department for Education website (www.education.gov.uk) and follow the ‘Early learning and childcare’ link.

Children over three years old have the opportunity to do PE.  We use Fringford Village Hall for these sessions on a Tuesday.  We also run a Yoga session on a Thursday morning and a music and movement session at the hall on a Friday morning for our younger children.  Children do not need special clothing for this session, although as we do PE barefoot it is preferable not to wear tights/complicated footwear.

When possible, for those children who will be making the transition to school, we like to encourage teachers to come and visit the children in our setting.

Key Worker Approach

Each child is assigned a member of staff as their key worker whose role is to maintain contact with you and build a positive relationship with your child, enabling them to feel secure at playgroup; the key worker also puts together your child’s ‘learning journey’ (profile) documenting their activities and achievements.  Should you have information to share, any concerns or questions please discuss them with your key worker or with the Supervisor, Sam or Deputy, Sharon.