We are a free flow nursery except the baby room. We encourage children at our setting to explore our Galaxy, Sunshine, Comet rooms and our outdoor setting freely. This allows children to independently move between different environments in controlled & supervised environment. This also helps our children benefit by having greater independence, progress at their own pace, decision making, physical well being and learning about different environments.
At Future Stars Nursery every room irrespective of it’s size will always have 7 areas of learning laid out as per the EYFS guidelines. We have an advantage of having a very large outdoor garden; which is safe and secure; designed in a way to captivate kid’s interests by having variety of natural textures. . Gardening and growing various plants within an early years setting open a myriad of opportunities and provides a host of benefits from problem solving to inquiry based learning along with physical activity.
Many children today lack the opportunity and even lack the experience of our natural eco system. We, at Future Stars Nursery, have identified this gap and have our own vegetable garden. Babies are determined athletes and pushing themselves daily to the limit. Our baby room has been designed with great love, care and thought like every other room. We have ensured that babies have access to various stimulating toys at their level. Our parents are always stress free when they realise that we never leave our babies to cry.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminder, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development. Children will mostly develop the three prime areas first:
· Communication and language
· Physical development
· Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are the most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:
· Understanding the world
· Expressive arts and design
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is similar to a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it is suitable for very young children, and is designed to be extremely flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. With the EYFS, children learn through playing, exploring and being active, and through creative and critical thinking, which takes place both indoors and outside. To read more about the EYFS, please visit www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/.
Typical day at Future Stars
At Future stars, we ensure the kids makes the most whilst they are in our care. A typical day in a future star will look like below
– Welcoming children
– Settling them down to ensure they have the most important food of the day ie breakfast
– Circle time to connect with other kids and staff
– Free flow to let our stars to have time of their own to explore and imagine
– Planned activity to ensure no one is left behind
– Healthy snack time to feed the super brains
– Outdoor reflection time and to get that all essential brain food ie oxygen
– Washing up and getting ready for lunch
– Story time followed with rest time that includes taking naps
– Focussed 1-to-1 activity for personal development
– Tea time where they are allowed to choose fruit of their choice
– Garden time