Curriculum

We provide high quality learning experiences in a homely environment with staff who value each child as an individual.

 

We follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage curriculum set out by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This leads to nationally approved Early Learning Goals and prepares children to progress with confidence to the National Curriculum at the age of 5 (Year 1)

The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of 7 areas of learning and development. These areas of learning are arranged into two groups, the Prime areas and the Specific areas, when a child starts at pre-school we will initially concentrate on the Prime areas and as the child matures we will begin to incorporate the Specific areas.

More information about the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found at

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2017/03/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf

In addition to the everyday learning & care we provide, we also include:

Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics provides a program for the first years of learning to read & write. The program is multi sensory & active & particularly suited to younger children. We use Jolly Phonics to help our children to identify letter sounds in a far & engaging way.

Reading Books

We recognise the importance of sharing books with your child to continually build upon & extend their vocabulary. We support this by lending children reading books to share at home.

P.A.L.S.

We support children’s developing social skills with our playing & learning to socialise program which provides children with engaging scenarios that they relate to through the exciting adventures of Jack & Alice who attend Snowgum pre-school.

Walks around the village.

We enjoy regular walks around our village borrowing books from the library, posting letters at the post office & talking with the butcher! We love to explore the woodland, learning about our natural environment.

Emily Buttons & Pirate Pete.

Our pre-school friends Emily Buttons & Pirate Pete love to have adventures at children’s homes. They have a special diary for you to record their time with you that we share back at pre-school.

   

WOW Stickers

We understand that parents are a child’s first educator & therefore welcome development that is achieved at home. We provide WOW stickers to parents so you can write down their achievements so we can celebrate them too.