Care, Learning & Play

Children learn when they are in a safe and caring environment where they are stimulated through play.

Babies and young children develop best when they are in a caring relationship with an adult. A baby will learn to walk faster when they have a safe pair of arms to walk towards and learn to talk, when they have an adult listening and responding to them.

I will strive to provide your child with an environment that will be caring, fun and stimulating. I will implement ideas from the Birth to three matters framework and National Guidance to the Foundation Stage.

I will provide activities that support the main learning areas:

  • Creativity
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematical and logical thinking
  • Language and communication
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

These activities will include:

  • Dressing up clothes
  • Books and Videos
  • Small world toys
  • Construction toys (lego, duplo etc)
  • Pretend play (toy kitchen etc)
  • Water play
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outings
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor play and equipment

I will regularly observe your child and make a written record. This will enable me to make very simple plans on how I can help your child move onto the next stage of their development. These records are available for you to look at anytime.

If there is a particular activity that you would like me to do with your child, please let me know. I am very happy to support activities that you are doing at home or events that have happened. For example if you have been to a wedding I can continue this theme by providing the children with material to use as wedding clothes and help them understand through books and other resources.