Children are given time for learning through play, as well as more structured activities such as singing, music, rhyming, physical movement, games, arts and crafts. Activities encourage independence, and social skills.
7 areas of Learning
Areas of learning are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage from the English National Curriculum. By observing and recording each stage of their development, practitioners guide the children through play and planned activities, to ensure that they gain experiences that will encourage:
Communication and Language skills
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
An understanding of the World
A love of Literacy
A bilingual start in life
Children are exposed to both English and French both of which are spoken in class, and through dedicated language sessions.
During the day children are given time for learning through play, as well as more structured activities such as singing, music, rhyming, physical movement, games, arts and crafts, construction, and by exploring with colour, texture and different materials. Activities encourage independence, and social skills. The EYFS has its own dedicated outside play area and a large hall for movement activities.
Feedback to parents
In addition to daily conversations with staff, parents receive regular electronic feed-back through weekly communication letters and by receiving regular copies of observation notes and photographs of their child’s individual learning journey, that have been taken throughout the week.
A typical day in Foundation 0
8h30 – 8h45: Parent Drop off
8h30 – 11h30: Child Initiated Play/Focused activities (inside and outside).
12.15: Story/Toileting/Prepare for Nap
13:00 – 15h30: Nap time and Child Initiated Play/Focused activities.
Pick up times: 11h30 before lunch, 12h15 after lunch or between 15h30-15h45 at the end of the day.