Learning and Activities
All children learn best when they are happy, settled and interested in the activity/resources provided. At Campden Kids we plan to incorporate the children’s interests into our play activities. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Document to help us support children’s learning.
Our overall approach to the children's learning & development is child initiated learning. The majority of activities we do with the children are initiated by the child. We do this by using our observations of each child to find next steps, which will develop their learning. These 'next steps' are used in our weekly plans as fun activities for the children to do. By taking this approach we are ensuring that the children 'enjoy & achieve'. The key person will focus on their children each week to ensure all children have equal access to the curriculum. We know that what we do helps children because we can see the progress the children make and have evidence of their progress in their learning journeys. Our evaluations help us to identify how well the children are progressing.
Our play underpins all development and learning for young children. We enable all children to participate, enjoy and achieve in rich play based activities which foster their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
At Campden Kids we provide a safe and secure environment to help children to become confident learners. We promote children’s learning through planned experiences and activities that are challenging but achievable. We plan the indoor and outdoor environment carefully to provide a positive context for learning and teaching.
We are aware that children learn and develop at different ages and stages and work in partnership with parents as we recognise that parents are the prime educators of their children.
Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning process. We observe the children throughout the day and respond appropriately to help them make progress towards the early learning goals. Assessment is based on our observations of what the children are doing in their day to day activities. All adults who interact with the children contribute to this process. We also take note of any information parents give us. We believe communication with parents is essential. Parents will be informed of their progress and achievements with regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Learning journeys are made for every child, regardless of age. These files allow staff and parents to see the child’s achievements, milestones and goals. The learning journey is updated by your child’s key person as your child progresses throughout the nursery. We are currently using a secure online system to document the children’s learning and development. We positively encourage parents to look online to view the children’s learning journey on a regular basis, and we welcome any discussions with staff members.
We are inspected by OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) to ensure that we are providing quality teaching, based on learning through play.