Fisherfield Childcare children enjoy a wide range of inspiring activities and rest periods designed with consideration from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.
All sessions are planned thoughtfully by staff and the examples below are for illustrative purposes only. Routines remain very flexible to accommodate children’s varying individual needs including periods of rest and feed times. These always reflect the needs of the child and wishes of the parents/carer. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
The EYFS curriculum has been grouped into 7 areas and is designed to be really flexible to offer a choice for children. These are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The qualified staff, teaching and supporting the child, will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Free play allows children to choose from a variety of toys and this helps to encourage personal and social, physical and intellectual development.
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3 months to 12 months babies learn to focus their vision, reach out, explore, and learn about the things that are around them. Cognitive or brain development means the learning process of memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. During this stage, babies are also developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and others as part of social and emotional development.
This a time of self-discovery as the baby grows into a toddler and begins moving around more, and may recognise the names of familiar people and objects, or begins to form simple phrases and follow instructions. Toddlers will want to explore new objects, self-awareness and awareness of others.
and we will take a break from playing.
This will vary therefore, we have a high staff to child ratio and feeds are according to the child’s needs.
We feel it is very important to us that we work closely with parents during this important time and discuss the child experiences and dislike. We are parent led and follow the pattern they set. We can offer advice from the latest guidance and experience; initially we advise starting with first foods , then finger foods and progressing onto soft cooked solid food.
Menu information can be found on the Food Menus page
Afternoon session includes:
This is a very interesting period and Fisherfield Childcare can share your child’s developmental milestones, things most children can do by a certain age in how they play, speak, behave and move (like jumping, running or balancing). At this age particularly, children have a growing desire for independence and will experience huge thinking, learning, social and emotional changes that will assist in their understanding of the new world.
Morning session may include:
Afternoon session may include:
Early childhood brings out the explorer with the ability to converse with others, enables their world to open up. They will become more independent as their fine motor skills and physical development advances, and should be able to ride a tricycle, start to cut with safety scissors and help to dress and undress themselves. They will begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family and become more inquisitive and be able to ask about the things around them even more. Family connections and their interactions with those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. As they become more aware of their surrounding world, they may notice the differences between girls and boys, play with other children, recall part of a story, and sing a song.
Afternoon session may include:
Free play and independent choice of activities.
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum