Foundation stage – Little Owls Nursery and Reception Classes
In Nursery and Reception we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
At Little Owls children experience a range of play experiences which provide practical educational activities within the seven areas of learning. We place a strong emphasis on Personal Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.
Little Owls takes an holistic approach to child development and provides a learning environment which places the child at its heart. We use children’s interests to plan an individualised curriculum for your child. We value parents as their child’s main educator and as such, work closely with you to help your child to maximise their full potential.
For more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, please click on one of the links below to download the PDF document.
At Little Owls we are fully committed to providing children with the opportunity to play outdoors and operate a free flow indoor/outdoor policy all year round.
Our outdoor vision and values for all young children are:
- All children have the right to experience and enjoy the essential and special nature of being outdoors.
- Young children thrive and their minds and bodies develop best when they have free access to stimulating outdoor environments for learning through play and real experiences.
At Little Owls we aim for our children to be able to experience a readily available high quality outdoor play environment. It is through this that children can have sufficient time to become deeply involved in experiences.
We believe children need to have time to develop their use of space and resources and uninterrupted time to develop their play ideas. They need to be able to return to projects and practise skills again and again until they have mastered or finished with them.