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The Seven Areas Of Learning…

Within the nursery we follow the Foundation Phase Framework in Wales. This framework enables us to support the children’s learning, development and welfare. The framework identifies the above seven areas of learning:

  • Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Welsh Language Development

There is an emphasis on developing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding through play, experiential learning (learning by doing) and by solving real life problems in both indoor and outdoor environments through these areas of learning.

Our children are involved in a variety of different child initiated and adult led activities each day. We love getting messy and involved in messy and creative activities! We have a covered garden that we use year round, and an outdoor classroom that our toddler and preschool children use regularly. We have plenty of natural and wooden toys in our nursery, as we find that natural and wooden toys are often better quality, more open ended and enjoyable for children to play with.

Sleep Time

In our baby room we follow individual babies sleep routines and have a mixture of cosy cots and sleep pods for our babies to sleep in. Our toddlers and pre-schoolers all have a rest after lunch, where they have the opportunity to sleep if needed or relax and read books on a cosy cushion.

Meal Time

All our meals are prepared fresh daily on the nursery premises.  We have a four week rotating menu, and have 2 different menus- Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.  The children have a well-balanced and nutritious diet, with a strong focus on fresh fruit and vegetables. We provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, as well as healthy snacks throughout the day. Eating together is encouraged as a social activity, which provides a strong focus for the day. Contact us today for more information…