Teaching, learning and the Early Years curriculum
At The Sunflower Nursery, our approach involves active learning, independence, cooperation, and learning in line with each child’s unique pace of development.
We have a child centred, child initiated approach where the needs, talents, gifts, and uniqueness of each child are at the heart of provision. Our approach instils the joy of learning. Children who experience this joy of learning will be happy, confident, independent, resilient and fulfilled.
Early Years Curriculum
Activities in nursery are carefully planned and organised in order to provide a range of learning experiences. Individual records are kept by staff to record the activities your child participates in and undertakes, as well as their progress in specific skills.
Planning for each week is carried out using a topic based approach, following the children’s interests and responding to specific events.
There are 7 Areas of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that activities are planned around:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Provision for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilties
In conjunction with Trinity School, The Sunflower Nursery has a highly effective special needs and disabilities team available to work with families to support children with specific needs.