Here at Hummingbirds Nursery our key focus is your child's development. Every child is unique, they have their individual personality, strengths and interests.
Their journey will encompass exploring, discovering and interacting through both adult and child led activities which are adapted to suit each particular child, allowing accessibility to all. These are then further enhanced through our wide variety of resources and range of media, all of which provide opportunities and encouragement of sharing your child’s thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The nursery follows the guidance set out by the Early Years Foundation. The Early Years Foundation Stage sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. Practitioners will set out activities for your child based around his or her interests and encourage them to further develop their learning through play.
Areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Deveopment
Children learn to play co-operatively and take turns with one another. Children are confident to try new activities. Children talk about how they and others show feelings.
Communication and Language
Children listen attentively in a range of situations. Children are able to follow instructions and children develop their speaking skills.
Children develop their control and co -ordination by different movements. Children move in a range of ways and handle tools and equipment effectively. Children learn to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs.
Children will learn to read and understand simple sentences. Children will develop their knowledge of phonics and will use this to write simple words.
Children will learn to count from one to 20, and use language of quantities. Children learn characteristics of everyday objects such as shape.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will talk about events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. Children will talk about features of their own immediate environment.
Understanding the World
Children will sing songs, make music and dance. They will safely use and explore a variety of materials , colours and texture.