The final phase of our nursery is the Honey Pre-School room for three to five year olds. Children in this room will follow the National Curriculum. Exploring and experimenting through play, art and music to develop language, numeracy, literacy and reasoning. Reading, writing and maths will all be incorporated in their daily routine.
All their work will be recorded in their progress files, which parents will have daily access to.
Foundation Stage curriculum
The Foundation Stage is the first part of the National Curriculum focusing on the distinct needs of children aged three to the end of the reception year in primary school.
The Foundation Stage has six areas of learning. These are:
- personal, social and emotional development
- communication, language and literacy
- mathematical development
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- physical development
- creative development
Each area of learning has early learning goals. These set out the skills, understanding, knowledge and attitudes which is hoped children will reach or exceed by the end of the Foundation Stage (end of reception year at primary school).
Each child’s progress towards reaching the early learning goals is recorded in their individual profiles. These profiles are then used by the Honey room staff for planning activities and experiences for the children and then sent on to primary school when the children move on.
Three and four year old funding
From Sept 2010 all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of childcare per week for at least 11 weeks a term. A child becomes eligible the term after their third birthday.