our approach to Early Years
We use real-world experiences to deliver Early Years Foundation Stage outcomes, developing key skills such as literacy, numeracy, and motor skills – for example, counting and measuring as children prepare to cook.
From village greens to carousel horses, our design-led settings keep imaginations sparked and enable children to safely explore the world around them, growing in independence. Our pedagogic approach blends the established scientific methods of Montessori and Malaguzzi, with the work of child development theorists from Piaget and Vygotsky through to Skinner and Bandura. Carefully selected from sustainable resources, our extensive learning materials and space for outdoor exploration ensure every child enjoys a broad range of opportunities to develop.
We are an inclusive community. Through circle time, shared mealtimes and free play little ones learn to relate to those around them, build mutual respect and develop positive self-image, social habits, and emotional literacy.
We work in close partnership with our parents, using our App to exchange regular updates on each child’s progress, and providing numerous opportunities to meet, share and learn throughout the year.