“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its’ own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up”
Our aim every day is to provide a happy, active and exciting environment where learning is fun!
We enjoy lots of stories and singing to support the development of language, and incorporate numbers, letter sounds and pencil skills into our play. Plenty of stimulating, imaginative opportunities and time outdoors provide a happy, healthy balance. I will also ensure that there is time to relax quietly or even take a restful nap. Children are encouraged to enjoy mealtimes together and to participate in preparing and serving healthy meals and snacks.
We observe the children regularly to help us monitor each stage of their development and this enables us to make informed planning decisions to cater for each child’s individual needs.
Each child has a Learning Journey booklet, which will chart their progress through the EYFS. With the children’s help we will enter our observations, progress checks, and next steps for development. Children are then able to bring their book home for you to share their achievements and maybe add something to bring back and show their friends.
Pippa’s Barn Pre-school is a small and friendly pre-school offering personalised learning, development and care. Our aim is to develop a child's feeling of self-confidence in a stimulating environment where they will take pleasure in their own learning.
From 36 months to school age, our experienced Pre-school team support learning and preparation for school. During children’s time with us they will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities both inside and out. We carefully observe and assess their interests and progress, allowing us to provide personalised activities and experiences. Our weekly timetable incorporates lots of problem solving and numerical activities to practice their mathematical skills, creative time to help the children express themselves and technological and imaginative play to build on their imaginations. At Pre-school every day we are having fun growing up!