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At Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries our approach to your child’s development starts with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and goes way further to help your child make the most of their time at nursery and prepare them for the journey ahead.

Your child will learn through the magic of play, supported by trained staff who have a passion for providing memorable learning experiences with expertise in the specific areas of building children’s communication and language, supporting physical development, and crucial emotional development too. We extend these prime areas with activities and an environment that promotes exploration in literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. Our curriculum is not confined to four walls and you’ll find learning lives in every space including the outdoors, and the world around us.

We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.

The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Education Professionals are grouped into four themes:

A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are three prime areas of learning in which our Early Years Education Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Plus four specific areas of learning. These are:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design

Staff carefully devote their time actively caring for and playing with the children and supporting the whole group routine with welcoming the children, circle times, nappy changing and toilet training, meal times, and saying farewell at the end of nursery day. During this time they are constantly carrying out observations spotting those developmental milestones and subtle changes in a child’s interests ready to record and share in your child’s Learning Journey.

We capture and share your child’s development through our Famly app, updating the Learning Journey with observations that detail the activities your child takes part in by capturing the moment in both written word and photograph. This begins from the moment your child begins their journey at our nurseries and stays with them until they leave at which point all of this information can be shared with their new school or wherever else your child is taking there next steps. You have access to your child’s Learning Journey and are more than welcome to take a peek inside anytime, you will also be given plenty of opportunities to learn more about how your child spends their day at the nursery’s parents evenings and other events.

Each child has their own key person to enable them to feel reassured, safe and cared for within our setting.

This person also keeps a detailed Learning Journey of the child’s progress during their time with us. These records are available to be viewed and discussed at any time by parents, who are always encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences from outside the nursery.

Babies curriculum

Your child will learn through our own curriculum that focuses on the magic of play, supported by trained staff who have a passion for providing memorable learning experiences with expertise in the specific areas of the EYFS that your child will need to develop and progress through their infancy.  Building your child’s communication and language, supporting their physical development, and boosting their emotional development too. 

Tweenies and Toddlers curriculum

Your child will learn through our own curriculum that focuses on the magic of play, supported by trained staff who have a passion for providing memorable learning experiences with expertise in the EYFS and child development.  At this age your child will experience greater opportunities to explore expressive art and design, literacy, mathematics, and understanding the world. Our curriculum is not confined to four walls and you’ll find learning lives in every space including the outdoors, and the world around us.

Preschool curriculum

Your child will learn through our own curriculum that focuses on the magic of play, supported by trained staff who have a passion for providing memorable learning experiences with expertise in the EYFS and child development.  At this age your child will experience a full range of learning activities to prepare them for life at this age and beyond.  They will be guided in understanding the world, create expressive art and design masterpieces, and be immersed in an environment full of literacy and mathematics. Our curriculum is not confined to four walls and you’ll find learning lives in every space including the outdoors, and the world around us.

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