Here at Into-Play, we provide well planned experiences, both indoors and outdoors, based on each individual child’s interests. Our staff team will support all children to learn with enjoyment and challenge, through a balance of child-initiated and adult-led activities. Ongoing observational assessments are carried out to inform our planning for each child’s individual development, children are encouraged to make choices and decisions about a range of activities they would like to be involved in throughout the day.
We take the babies and children out for walks around the local area, so they benefit from the environment and learn about the world around them. For the older children, particularly pre-school, this allows them to ask questions and become active learners.
The EYFS defines school readiness as ‘the broad range of skills, knowledge and attitudes children need as foundations for good future progress.’
As child care practitioners we have a huge responsibility in ensuring the children in our nurseries are given support and encouragement to become confident learners. Being school ready is about children developing their language skills so that they can communicate their thoughts and feelings to others; It is about making friends, being able to share and take turns; It is about being able to ask questions to find out how and why things happen and being curious about the world around them. We hope that when children leave our pre-school and are ready to start at school they leave us as happy, inquisitive and confident learners. To support parents/carers through this process, we offer an annual “School Readiness” evening – which provides information and tips for the things you can start doing at home with your child to help get them school ready.