Little Fishes

Care, Learning & Play

Children learn best when they are in a safe and caring environment where they are stimulated through play.
I strive to provide your child with an environment that will be caring, fun and stimulating, with a large part of this being outdoors.
I have had training covering visual aids, sensory work, engaging children with complex needs. I will use very basic signing and visual aids and encourage their use. Should your child need additional support I am happy to work together with you and under go any further training if needed. I have also undertaken special educational needs co-ordinator (senco) training.
I am bound by The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and I use the Early Years Outcomes Guide as well as Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Guide. (Please ask if you would like to see any of these.)

Three Prime Areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Arts and Crafts

Four Specific Areas:
- Literacy
- Mathematics
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design

These activities will include:
- Ball Play
- Books
- Construction toys (lego, Duplo, etc…)
- Cooking (following recipes)
- Den building
- Dressing up clothes
- Making Music
- Messy Play
- Outings
- Role play (pretend play)
- Ride on and push along toys
- Small world toys (cars, trains, etc…)
- Story writing
- Water play

I will regularly observe your child and make written records alongside the use of an IPad, which provides online records (with your permission). I will use this to make very simple plans on how we can help your child move onto the next stage of their development. I will share these records with you encourage your input into them. I am also required to carry out two year old progress checks and again will share this information with you.