18 A & B Cottingham way Thrapston 8:00am - 18:00pm Mon - Fri
Your child’s learning
Following our play, learn, grow ethos your child will learn through a fun, play based curriculum.
We will have three adjoining rooms which the children can move between throughout the session, creating their own play.
They will also have opportunities to explore first hand experiences such as cooking, gardening, music, and domestic experiences with the support of practitioners. They can also access the garden as they wish for much of the day.
We place great emphasis on stories and rhymes, working our way through a set of core story books throughout the year, as well as planned and spontaneous singing and story sessions throughout the day.
Based just behind the High Street we are well placed for walks to the local shops, library and church.
By helping your child to be prepared for school, it will build their confidence so that when the time comes they are ready! Based on feedback from Reception teachers we follow 5 messages to ensure that your child is ready to START* school and here are some tips for at home too.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
Areas of learning
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
We will monitor your child's development, ensuring they are always appropriately challenged and supported in their learning. We will share updates regularly with you on the online platform Baby's Days.
Your child’s progress will be reviewed when they’re between 2 and 3 by an early years practitioner or health visitor.
Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5.
The assessment is based on classroom observation - your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the Early Years Framework