Kilnsea Pre-School operates a Key Person approach. Every child has a key person: this person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their parents. All staff carry out observations on all the children. It is the responsibility of the key person to collate this information and keep each of their children’s records up to date. If one member of staff concentrates on a small group of children they are in a better position to meet their personal needs. We feel this system is valuable to all involved and allows the child, family and staff to get to know each other better and help each child achieve the most they possibly can during their time at Kilnsea Pre-School.
Parents are always very welcome to come into Kilnsea Pre-School and chat about any problems or worries.
Your child’s Learning Journey will be shown to you on your parent rota days and we encourage any comments. This will then be passed on to your child’s school/nursery when they leave, to be carried on by that setting.
EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
From September 2008 all provisions for under fives are guided by the standards set out in the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage, revised in September 2012. The four guiding principles are:
|A Unique Child||Positive Relationships||Enabling Environments||Learning and Development|
|Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.||Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships .||Children learn and develop well in enabling environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and/or carers.||Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.|
The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. Our practice at Kilnsea Pre-School reflects these principles.
A Unique Child
Our staff have a good knowledge of child development. We value and welcome children from diverse backgrounds and adapt our setting to accommodate all children.
We have a happy, experienced and settled staff team. Parents are all invited to join the Management Committee and make a real contribution to the running of the group. The staff team works well with parents, building successful relationships, and fulfilling the role of key person.
We are fortunate enough to have the use of a large and airy room and a secure outdoor area. We use our observations of the children’s interests and abilities to plan effectively.
Learning and Development
Children learn through play and exploration. They choose their own activities and materials, to develop their independence. Members of staff
work alongside them, extending their learning and development.
Areas of Learning and Development:
There are 7 areas of learning and development:
3 Prime Areas
– Communication and Language
– Physical Development
– Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
4 Specific Areas
– Understanding the World
– Expressive Arts and Design
Our aims are:- To provide a happy, secure atmosphere where children can develop their social skills and confidence within the group.
(relationship of your child to other children) To help develop confidence in the reasonableness of adults as they introduce new experiences and help prepare each child for school.
(relationship of your child to other adults) To provide toys, equipment and activities that will help each child cultivate an eager curiosity and questioning attitude to play, knowing with
happy anticipation that play can be educational and satisfying.