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Play and Learn

The provision for children's development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families; which is compulsory for all registered settings caring for children from birth to five years. 

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. We use the Foundation Stage framework to plan and provide a range of play activities which will help your child to make progress in each of the key areas of learning and development.

Your child's time at the setting will be organised so that the children can choose from - and work at - a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. 

Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity - and are encouraged - to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom/s. As responsive carers we will cater for children's needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. 

In all activities information from the framework has been used to decide what equipment to provide and how to provide it.