72 Longmeadow Crescent
childrens day nursery, childrens nurseries, nursery education, nursery, three to five, foundation stage curriculum
About Us: At Munchkins Nursery we receive grant funding from the Education Dept. for the Education of children aged three to five, with this we have to plan activities and experiences which will help your child to progress in their development and learning. We offer a high quality provision to meet these needs. Children aged three, four and five are constantly encountering new experiences and seeking to understand them in order to extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. Children deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, observing, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other. At Munchkins we need to plan learning experiences of the highest quality, considering both children's needs and achievements and the range of learning experiences that will enable them to make progress.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum
The Foundation Stage curriculum is organized into six areas of learning and these are known as the Early Learning Goals:
1. Personal, social and emotional development.
2. Communication, language and literacy
3. Mathematical development
4. Knowledge & Understanding of the World
5. Physical development
6. Creative development
OFSTED These six areas help nursery staff to plan the learning environment, activities and experiences and to provide a framework for the early year's environment, but this does not mean that the children's learning is split into areas. One experience may provide opportunities to develop a number of competencies, skills and concepts across several areas of learning. The planning is displayed on the Nursery boards and parents/carers are welcome to read and if they require further information then the Nursery Manager or Deputy are always available. All the planning is under the guidance of OFSTED to which we adhere to