Nursery planning and curriculum
In our nursery we plan according to the children’s interests and needs- this is called ‘Responsive Planning’.
Small group learning focuses on a core text- covering different areas of the EYFS framework such as literacy, communication and language, maths and PSED.
What is responsive planning?
The EYFS explicitly states that “Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in their care.” Child-led learning is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways of doing that, while in the moment planning is one of the most effective ways to introduce child-led learning.
The three stages of responsive planning:
The core provision is engaging and stimulating, so that children can approach things with independence and autonomy. This enables the child-led learning to take place.
There is constant review of the environment in the interests of the children. Taking into account how their interests are changing, and how the environment has affected this.
Morning sessions start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45am.
Afternoon sessions start at 12:30pm and finish at 3:30pm
For enquiries about full-time places, contact the school office.
Tapestry information for parents:
The nursery team use an online learning journey app called Tapestry. It allows us to continue to build effective communication between us (the EYFS team), and you (the parents and carers). With Tapestry we are able to upload flexible media meaning you can see pictures and videos of your child’s learning at school. Tapestry tools allow us to monitor the coverage of all areas of the EYFS curriculum and highlights areas in which your child may need further development. The app has the facility to email parents whenever a new observation is added to their child’s learning journey to keep you up-to-date with what your child has been learning about in school. Parents can add their own observations to share progress and milestones achieved at home. This gives parents greater opportunities to extend your child’s learning at home.
Website – https://eylj.org/login/