Happy Kids Newbury

Where children come first

Our Curriculum

Intent:

It is our aim that children become confident communicators, social interactors, and explorers during their time at Happy Kids. A child who is independent, confident, curious, and resilient will be best prepared for their transition to school.

These characteristics are embedded within the ‘characteristic of effective learning’ within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and are encouraged and promoted through play-based learning.

Implementation:

We recognise that the three prime areas of learning; Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development within the EYFS are pivotal to supporting Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Practitioners are aware of this and focus on these areas when engaged in adult-led and child-led learning.

In addition to the continuous provisions in the setting, which evolves based on engagement, interest and how the resources/areas are used, practitioners also aim to facilitate and support learning and development through positive relationships, interactions, and role modelling.

Communication and Language: Babies and young children are supported and encouraged to extend their CL through positive interactions with skilled practitioners, who adapt their communication styles to meet the need/age of the child. This includes using strategies such as Makaton, match plus one, labelling, and repetition. Children are also exposed to music, rhyme, and stories 1:1 and in groups, initiated by both children and practitioners.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Practitioner’s support babies and young children to be sociable with their peers, to recognise and explore feelings, positive relationships, conflict resolution and to become independent.

Physical Development: Children are provided with an outdoor environment that allows for children to run, climb, build, explore and take risks in their play. Equally children are supported to develop their fine motor skills through resources and activities provided both inside and out. Practitioners talk to children about being safe, healthy, and looking after ourselves.