We encourage full parental involvement throughout your child's time with us at Nursery, welcoming any questions or ideas.
Communication plays a vital role in maintaining our high standards of care and our staff will always be available to give you feedback about your child's day. Each child will also have an learning journal files, where we hope staff and parents will work together to collect evidence of children's interests and development levels to help us set next steps in their development. These files can then be shared with schools and other settings the child may attend and kept as wonderful treasured memories.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework across
the entire setting. This is mandatory for all early years providers
to follow and continues through until the end of reception year at
school. Whilst your child is here with us at Cosy Corner we use their
Learning Journal to record developments and achievements made
so that we can monitor their progress.
The main principles behind the EYFS are grouped into four themes:
• A unique child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
• Positive relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
• Enabling environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
• Learning and development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
The six areas of learning and development that we follow to monitor and record every child to ensure them the best start in life are:
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication, language and literacy
• Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
• Knowledge and understanding of the world
• Physical development
• Creative development
• We are open 7.30am- 6pm 51 weeks of the year as we close for a week at Christmas and on bank holidays.