2-3 Years Old
The Squirrels enjoy a stimulating environment, with carefully planned experiences, games and teaching activities which enable each child to learn, discover, explore and make friends. Each child has a key worker who carefully monitors progress and development. By providing a broad range of activities, we cater for your child’s physical, intellectual, educational, social and language needs, instilling children with confidence in their own abilities.
There is one member of staff to four children. Queens caters for your child’s physical, intellectual, educational, social and language needs, instilling children with confidence in their own abilities before entering our Pre-School.
The Early Years Curriculum Activities include:
Sand & water play
This stimulates children's development in basic mathematical and scientific concepts such as mass, volume and capacity.
We offer a full range of art and craft activities. This encourages creativity and originality. Cutting, sticking, clay, playdough and collage work are enjoyable and develop fine co-ordination skills.
We have a wonderful home corner, book car, dressing up clothes, dolls houses and play characters which stimulate fantasy and role play. This develops an understanding of the world and enhances creativity.
Music and Movement
A selection musical instruments is used to teach early music. The children are encouraged to participate in and learn musical games and activities which develop co-ordination. We have specialist visiting teacher for Music, Dance and Drama.
A number of building toys such as Popoids, Megablocks and Duplo aids co-ordination and development as well as imagination. This forms the basis of early National Curriculum Technology work.
In an informal atmosphere the children discover and use numbers and letters. Work is planned as activities games and worksheets.
Children enjoy learning to write letters and words. We use the Letterland system of teaching.
This is taught through experience, experiment and observations, such as growing seeds, magnet work and mirrors.