Learning Environment

At Mobberley Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines supporting all areas of learning and development. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the PRIME areas, are: communication and language; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. We also support children in four SPECIFIC areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These specific areas are: literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design.  Key workers (staff) consider the individual needs, interests, and stages of development for their key child and use this information for planning challenging and enjoyable experiences.

Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child initiated activities. All purposeful play and activities are delivered indoors, within our ‘Nurture Garden’, out side play area and the local area, enabling us to deliver a stimulating and varied early years curriculum.

At Mobberley Pre-School we also believe that children benefit most from early year’s education and care when the parent/carer and your child’s setting work together in partnership.Successful relationships between parents and educators can have long-lasting and beneficial effects on children’s learning and well-being. Successful relationships become partnerships when there is two way communication and parents and early year’s practitioners really listen to each other and value each other’s views and support in achieving the best outcomes for every child.

As childcare practitioners we make observations of your child’s play. We use these observations to help us plan activities for your child’s next step that will support their learning and development.

To help us to plan new experiences and activities that will capture a child’s interests and fire their imagination and enthusiasm we do ask parents to share with us any information about their child’s current interests, strengths, special event, moment or recent holiday. A favourite story or nursery rhyme and any learning and development they have observed within the home environment is also very useful information to share.

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For children to understand the world such as people and communities we also arrange educational visits from members of the community, this will encourage children to develop positive relationships with community members, such as fire fighters, police officers, Children Centre staff,  family Support workers and librarians. We also arrange short walks and visits to local places of interest within the community such as the church, primary school,  farm, library and park.

below are sample of some of our activities and play opportunities:

* Sport Sessions  *Construction Play  *Tumble Tots

*Messy Play     *Creative Play   *Ready steady Let’s Get Cooking

*Active Kids Workout     *Christmas Show   8Small World Play

*Song & Rhyme Time  *All About Me    *Jolly Phonics   *Show & Tell

*Story Sacks    *Educational Visits *Bear Hunt   *Gardening club   *Trip to the library

*World Book Day     *Role Play    *Imaginative Play  *Mobberley Rose Queen   *Sports Day  *Library Friday

 *Nature Walks  *Story sessions  *Mini Beast Hunts  *Den Building