Six areas of learning help us to realise the four principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- Personal, social and emotional development
Amazing Footprints Nursery provides experience and support to help your child develop a positive sense of themselves and concern for others and build up confidence and trust. This enables your child to feel valued and gives them a sense of belonging in an environment where they feel comfortable.
- Communication, language and literacy
We develop your child’s speaking and listening skills and build the foundations for reading and writing using Jolly Phonics. Everyday situations such as dressing up, shopping, walking to nursery provide a rich context within which to encourage conversation about things that are happening around them.
- Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
At Amazing Footprints Nursery we cover important aspects of mathematical understanding and the foundations of numeracy. This area of learning includes counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns, making connections and working with numbers, shapes and patterns. Amazing Footprints uses a fantastic numeracy program called Numicon, this teaches the children through colour, shape and pattern.
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
This very broad subject encourages children to develop the skills that help them make sense of the world. It forms the foundation for later work in science, design and technology, history, geography and ICT. Children learn to investigate and to be curious, enthusiastic and experimental. Over the two years, children develop a strong sense of the world they live in and most importantly their place in it.
- Physical development
Initially this is about improving coordination, control, manipulation and movement skills both indoors and outdoors. A parachute, a slide, tunnels, a trampoline, bean bags, hoops and a climbing frame are some of the extensive equipment at Amazing Footprints. This enables energetic play, hand-eye coordination and extends both fine motor skills and gross motor control
- Creative development
Children learn through creative play, it is fundamental to successful learning. Creativity also helps children to make connections between one area of learning and another.
Amazing Footprints Nursery Proud to be recommended Promoting Quality in Early Years
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