At Little Sunbeams we value the role you play as your child's primary educator as children start to learn from the moment they are born. Our role as practitioners, is to support both you and your child as you embark on the next stage of your learning journey.
We aim to do this by providing a flexible, differentiated curriculum that caters for each individual child, enabling them to learn at their own pace and ability. We plan for your child in a number of ways including using a technique called “In the moment” planning, this is a very simple idea – observing and interacting with children as they pursue their own interests and also assessing and moving the learning on in that moment.
In presenting activities practitioners consider: The Intent; why is the learning taking place, they consider your child's interests and abilities. The Implementation; how will they present the learning to your child will this be a child led or adult led activity, will they explore and be engaged. And finally the Impact; what learning was achieved, has your child enjoyed, explored, remembered and been successful in their learning
Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, which consists of seven areas of learning and development, that lead to the Early Learning Goals (ELG) which most children should achieve by the end of the primary school reception year.
There are seven areas of learning and development, which consist of three primary areas and four specific areas.
1) Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2) Communicationa and Language
3) Physical Development
6) Understanding the World
7) Expressive Arts and Design
Together these seven areas of learning also provide opportunities to address important aspects of children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We actively encourage all parents to read the information about the EYFS which is readily available within our setting.