HOW WE TEACH

Achieving more than they ever thought is possible

At Child’s Play Nursery, we turn everyday life into a huge, exciting adventure! Every day is treated as one step along a learning journey designed to inspire children to become effective, enthusiastic, independent and lifelong learners. We encourage children to take risks and challenge themselves to be the best version of themselves. We are proud of our culture of ambition and love celebrating success!

At Child’s Play Nursery, we have 7 classrooms in total which welcomes children aged 6 months to 4 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and have adopted a personalised approach to learning. We focus and look at what children are interested in and we plan our learning environments around their interests. Our children spend a part of their day in child initiated learning where they have the opportunity to apply their skills independently.

Arts & Music

At Child’s Play Nursery, we offer fun, interactive music and movement classes everyday for 30 minutes. Introducing the expressive arts to children at a young age has a number of benefits, ranging from improving creativity to increasing self-confidence.

Exposure to music helps to develop listening and auditory discrimination skills, whilst also contributing to motor skill development and increasing the range and flexibility of the voice.

In addition to daily classes, our music teacher plays a number of instruments in the setting throughout the day to introduce the children to the benefits of music.

Languages

At Child’s Play Nursery, we proudly offer specialist language classes every day as a part of our curriculum. 

Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write. We make sure children are exposed to languages on a daily basis.

Whilst English is the first language of learning, communication and instruction, the children’s mother tongue is highly valued at Child’s Play Nursery and we also place a strong emphasis on Arabic.

Arabic:
Children from the age of 6 months to 4 years will receive Arabic classes three times a week for 20 minutes. 

French:
Children from the age of 6 months to 4 years will have the opportunity to attend fun and interactive French classes twice a week for 20 minutes.

Inclusion

At Child’s Play Nursery, we strive to make sure that all our children feel a sense of belonging. Community and inclusion are central to achieving a happy learning environment.

Our inclusive admissions policy ensures that we are well resourced and qualified to meet the needs of children who require additional support in their learning as well as those who need additional learning challenges.

We recognise that your child is an individual and adapt our curriculum to meet their unique needs and to challenge them in appropriate and differentiated ways.

How we prepare children for school

At Child’s Play Nursery, one of our priorities is to ensure that the transition from nursery setting to school is as smooth as possible for the children. We work in partnership with our families to support them through this process too. 

We offer a rich and supportive learning environment for children to acquire and develop skills and experiences, and an understanding of the world that they will need for a successful transition to school. Our aim is to ensure that all our children develop personally, socially, emotionally, creatively and physically so that by the time they leave at 4 years old, they will be more than ready for the next step in their education journey.

Our early years educators and teaching staff are highly skilled at facilitating the children’s learning through observation, questioning and by playing alongside, and with children. Working this way, they gain an accurate picture of each child’s development and can plan the next steps effectively. They use detailed record-keeping to ensure each child is where they need to be so the children are confident and well-prepared when they transition to school.

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