All children are learners with a natural curiosity. The best way to assist and enhance this is to recognise that they are also individuals who learn in different ways and at different speeds. When planning the curriculum we consider the needs and stage of development for every child in our care individually and not necessarily based on their age. We use this information to create a challenging, exciting and enjoyable experience for each one.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Learning at Peaslake Nursery involves a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Play is essential for every child’s development: it builds their confidence as they learn to explore and relate to others.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Outdoor learning is a key component to our Nursery Curriculum. We have access to a variety of outdoor learning spaces such as our woodland classroom, a large field to the rear of the Nursery, access to the main school playground with bikes, scooters and trim-trail.
We also have our own Nursery garden with sandpit, outdoor classroom space, raised flowers beds for gardening learning opportunities, mud kitchen, playhouse and water wall. We have a large range of open ended resources and big wooden blocks for the children to access in their play too.
Children benefit from regular opportunities to engage with nature as they play and learn in the varied outside environment, such as going on weekly 'forest walks.
There is something quite idyllic about learning in the woods.
Our fantastic Forest School is situated in a beautiful spot a short stroll away from our Nursery. With a Nursery Manager who is a certified Level 3 Forest School Leader we utilise our weekly woodland sessions to delve into the wonders of nature.
Through activities like bug hunting, bird watching, woodland crafts, imaginary play, den building and creative learning, we immerse ourselves in the woodland environment.
EXPLORING ALL WEATHERS
Our fantastic outdoor space enables us to offer free-flow to outside from our Nursery classroom. We make full use of this on a daily basis, whatever the weather!
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum from Nursery through to the end of the Reception year. There are seven areas of learning and development:
These cover the knowledge and skills that are the foundations for children’s future progress and readiness for school.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Prime areas are reinforced by:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
School Harvest Celebration at
St Mark's Church
Fireworks for Bonfire Night
Chinese New Year
World Book Day
Trip to Cranleigh Library
Mother’s Day Tea Party
Easter Egg Rolling
Father’s Day Forest School