Our vision of care at Petite Ambassadors Day Nursery is based on a Child centered framework as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.
Our primary goal is to ensure that we provide the highest quality child care – that is both accessible and affordable.
The setting aims to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where the well-being of children will be paramount. Our children will be supported and challenged to learn and develop to their full potential. All children will be treated equally and will be encouraged to take part in every aspect of the Centre's activities.
Our curriculum covers all the key areas of the EYFS and is designed to meet the needs of each 'unique child'. We will also incorporatete Montessori activities with the EYFS framework because the principle encourages the development of self-confidence and independence and the ability to make choices and decisions, the thirst for learning and acquiring knowledge.
The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Practitioners are grouped into four themes:
A unique child – every child is a competent leaner 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 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 times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
There are three prime areas of learning and development in which our Early Years Practitioners support children to learn and develop. These areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS. The staff at Petite Ambassadors Day Nursery are comitted to supporting and developing these aspects of your child.
The three prime areas are:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas and provide important contexts for learning.
The four specific areas of learning are:
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Expressive arts and design
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:
At Petite Ambassadors day Nursery, we believe that all children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential. In view of this, we have provisions in place for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities as sets out in the eyfs curriculum frame work. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and we work hard to ensure no children are discriminated against or put at a disadvantage as a consequence of their needs. We have children from different backgrounds, with diverse intellectual abilities, and so we offer a relaxing and welcoming environment for everyone. The children spend most of their time playing/learning with their peers, no matter their individual needs and the nursery encourages awareness of the mutual benefits of inclusion.
At Petite Ambassadors day Nursery, the children will be engaged in lots of musical activities including playing the piano/keyboard, playing the guitar and playing the drums. Also, the children will be given lots of opportunities to explore sound through singing, moving, listening. This will be incorporated in our eyfs curriculum for the 0-5 age range, taking into consideration the age and stage of development of the child. For example, the babies will also use their bodies to respond as a musical instrument in many ways to many different kinds of music. Our aim is for each child to be able to play at least one of the above musical instruments by the time they are leaving for primary school/reception.
Your child will be assigned a key person that will create a strong bond with your child, help them to settle in and be responsible for observing, assessing, and planning individually for your child.
This person also keeps a detailed Learning Journey of the child’s progress during their time with us. These records are available to be viewed by parents at anytime onsite and discussed at any time by parents, who are always encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences from outside the nursery.
If you have any specific questions about the curriculum, please get in touch with our manager, who will be happy to answer any questions.