LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Cultivating future minds in acres of countryside fun
All children are naturally curious and are explorers from birth, they follow their natural instincts, this is their gift through which they start to make sense of the world around them and develop as individuals. We understand this and make every effort to nurture this characteristic by offering a varied and stimulating play based curriculum of activities – as big as a child’s imagination. We recognize that every child is unique and we plan activities based upon individual interest and needs.
Children have a natural need to form attachments and very young children need this the most. We work on this ability through the key person system. Every child in our nursery has a key person who has a special responsibility to take the lead in all aspects of care, learning and development for your child. Your child’s key person will give you a firm point of contact within the nursery, someone with whom you may discuss changes to care routines or events that may affect your child.
We encourage self confidence; we recognise positive social behaviour through praise and always support every child to reach their fullest potential. Very importantly, our team will provide adult role modelling that demonstrates positive social behaviour, we believe in helping each other to tidy up, table manners and saying please and thank you.
THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)
In England the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the statutory standards that all Early Years providers must meet. It is the law and defines how and what your child will be learning to give them a firm foundation for a successful start at school.
The EYFS defines 7 areas of Learning and Development. Younger children usually develop in the 3 prime areas first. These are: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. As they grow older, children expand on the prime areas helping them to develop skills in 4 specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Learn more about The EYFS
Hatton Adventure Farm also has a curriculum linked education programme for Foundation, KS1 and KS2 pupils and since 2010 has welcomed over 50,000 school children to experience and learn about life in the countryside.