From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs to help your child achieve their best!
At around 3 years of age the children move up to the Little Bears Day Nursery pre-school. There they will continue to benefit widely from learning through play with a more structured day involving planned and child led activities that continue to develop their individual needs.
We ensure that we help get your child ready for school. The Pre-School is a very important stage as it is designed to prepare them for their future learning and successes.
When taking part in activities, whether planned or spontaneous, the children are encouraged to develop strong independence skills, whilst at the same time caring for others. The children develop confidence in both self care and selecting their own equipment and materials for the task at hand, and of course once finished putting it all away for the next time.
Providing a safe and engaging
pre-school experience in Milton Keynes:
We provide all children with rich and stimulating experiences, their learning environment is well planned and well organised. We ensure that we provide an exciting well structured day of learning through effective teaching techniques within which children explore, experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves, thus enabling them to learn, develop and make good progress.
Each day starts with a visit to the cloakroom to hang up their coat and put on their indoor shoes, then off to the book corner for circle time. This time also includes a chat about the theme and fun we will embark on through the day. The children will also spend time sharing experiences and items brought in from home.
Through your child's busy and fun time within pre-school the practitioners are carrying out various observations to record each child's progress. All observations are placed in your child's achievement file.
The children are encouraged to become secure and confident within their environment. The Pre-School room and outdoor environments layout enables the children to choose their own activities to play with whenever they wish.
We set up planned activities one of which has the practitioner's main focus for that session. This specific activity is set up to develop a specific learning intention and all children will be encouraged to join in, but only if they wish.
Part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is that all children have access to the outdoor learning environment at all times. Here at the Little Bears pre-school children can safely "free flow" from their indoor area to the outdoor area at their choice.
The outdoor area is a mirror image of our indoor learning environment, the children can make choices with all the equipment, they have access to writing material, problem solving, and exploration and investigation as well as creative, sand and water etc.
Our allotment is one of the areas that our pre-school children are fully involved in, they sow and tend their crops throughout the year and enjoy their produce. As well as this they have special visits from the local police, fire officers, health visitors and dentists, all these people come in and talk to the children on a regular basis.
Providing a safe and engaging pre-school experience in Milton Keynes