Our Curriculum

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The quality care and education provided by us at Walesby School Nursery enables children to thrive and excel by providing all children with fun, interesting activities that are age appropriate for their stage of development.

We follow the governments ‘Early Years foundation Stage’ which sets the standards for the learning, development, and care of your child from birth to five years.

Partnership with Parents

Sharing information is vital to help your child fulfil their potential learning. We have many ways in which we can communicate regarding your child’s health, learning and development, face to face, phone, text, email or via our online learning journal, Tapestry. We are always available and here for you when ever you may need us.

Key Person and Record Keeping

At Walesby School Nursery we have a key person system. This means that each Early Years Practitioner has a group of children whom they are responsible. Your child’s keyworker will work closely and form an attachment with your child to meet their individual needs and interests. When your child starts at Walesby School Nursery they will be allocated a key person, your key person will introduce them selves to you and your child and build their relationship with both of you from then on.

How we plan to get the best from your child

We plan “In the Moment”

What does it mean?                                                                                                                                  

When the practitioner engages with your child, they go to your child to enquire about the activity, rather than calling your child to them. The practitioner is then curious and enthusiastic about what your child is doing, which leads to a moment where child led learning can take place. Opportunities are taken when a child shows a level of interest and curiosity that can be drawn out and then enhanced and built upon, these are called ‘teachable moments’                                    

What do we as Practitioners need to do?                                                                                                                         

Provide opportunities and an environment that stimulates curiosity (each child will have different things that stimulate them – while one might enjoy painting, another might like dressing up).    We will observe and listen closely so we can follow your child’s lead. We will Pick up on the thing/place/person/idea that has sparked your child’s interest. We will Use open ended questions that ask for a description, rather than a yes/no or other single word answer – these usually start with what/how/why rather than do/is/can – (‘What do you like about that?’ rather than ‘Do you like that?’)

Praise and reinforce positive learning experiences, Most of all we will JOIN IN THE PLAY AND INTERACT ( not INTERFERE ).