Learning & Development
We believe that young children are developing more rapidly, intellectually, physically and socially, than at any subsequent stage in life.
This growth is very individual and children vary greatly in their maturity in different areas of development.
At St Giles Nursery School we aim to ensure that their educational and childcare experiences are designed to take account of individual achievements and needs.
We use the EYFS Development Matters Guidance to support our own Nursery Frameworks for Learning and Development.
See Curriculum Development.
Our Curriculum Maps outline the experiences, progress and development across the 3 Prime Areas of Learning and 4 Specific Areas of Learning .
We believe that parents/carers are the first and most enduring educators who have the most impact on their child’s life and education. Therefore, we work in partnership with parents to seek their perspective of their child to inform planning a meaningful and purposeful curriculum based on the interests and strengths of their children.
We value the process of learning and understand that young children have the right to communicate and explore their learning in many different ways.
Above all we believe that learning is ‘learnable’, and strive to support children to develop specific learning capacities which will enable them to be effective lifelong learners.
Learning happens best when it exercises and challenges the learner’s capacities as they emerge at a given developmental level; when it encourages them to develop talents. Young children need time and space to become resilient lifelong learners.
Teaching and learning at St Giles Nursery School is seen through the ethos;
Excellence in Early Years Education and Care
- A wonderful environment where children can explore, discover and learn.
- Enriching the mind through quality interactions with adults and planned learning through play.
- Strengthening children, families and communities to develop learning for life.
At St Giles Nursery School we strongly believe that creating a time to talk, sharing information, activities and experiences builds trust and partnership. The key person creates a team work approach between the child, parent and any professionals that need to be involved to support their learning journey at nursery.
See SEND Policy, Behaviour into Practice Policy.