Day Nursery and Preschool

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Well Place Day Nursery

Well Place Farm

Penshurst

Tonbridge

Kent, TN11 8BH

 

Tel: 01892 870118

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Education

Early Years Foundation Stage

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum and our activities are carefully planned to ensure that children are making consistent progress towards the Early Learning Goals. Activities are planned weekly by your child's Key Person and are always on display in your child's room for you to view. We value your input and opinion on our activities and you are always welcome to share special skills, jobs, or hobbies with us that will enrich the children's learning experiences.

 

The EYFS is a very important stage as it helps your child to get ready for school. We support the children in the important school transition by arranging visits with local primary school teachers, 'Little Learners' sessions and through day to day activities. Our main aim is that all children leave here feeling confident and equipped with the necessary social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills required to move successfully onto primary school.

Activities

Every child that attends here is treated as an individual with their own unique needs, likes and dislikes. Each child is given time to explore, create, experiment, make choices and learn through play. Alongside free play we offer adult lead activities which are child initiated therefore ensuring their interest. Your child's Key Peron will plan a nd carry out activities that are personalized to your child's need and interests.

 

The children are encouraged to explore books and print from an early age in order to develop pre- reading skills. We have cosy book corners that are perfect for sharing a story in a small group and also have large group story times which can become very animated!

 

Our staff are trained in an innovative storytelling and story acting method called the 'Helicopter Technique'. This  has been thoroughly researched by the Open University, who found that it encourages early reading and writing skills alongside developing self confidence and self esteem.

 

Our practical activities, games, songs and stories give our children a solid basic understanding of mathematical concepts, such as counting, problem solving, shapes, space and measures. Children have a natural love of rhythm and music and our children have a very wide repertoire of songs and nursery rhymes. As well as being fun and creative these also improve our children's vocabulary, concentration, memory span and speech development.

Education