Curriculum at Pollyanna Pre–school
We follow the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) 2017. We observe, assess and plan within the 7 areas of learning for the Early Years National Curriculum.
3 Prime areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language, and Physical Development
4 Specific areas:
Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.
In order to more thoroughly monitor your child's progress and observations within their daily learning journals we have recently introduced an Online Early Learning digital Journal called eyLog which saves a lot of time for the staff to spend with the children. The tool enables us to share your child's learning journey with you, thereby increasing parents and carer's participation in their child's activities at nursery.
It also makes it possible for parents to contribute to the learning journey with observations from their home, leading to a more comprehensive record of your child's early years. We have initially introduced this for certain children only but all children will be involved by September.
We give your child the individual care and attention, made possible by a good ratio of experienced adults to children and opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved with your child's progress.
We are able to accept children from the age of 2 years to school age. As well as being an approved provider for 3 year old funding, we are also an approved 2 year old provider and can offer funding for 2 year olds whose families meet the required criteria.
Each year we participate in Harvest Festival Services, Nativity Plays, Teddy Bears Picnic and Sports Day, various other festivals are also covered within the curriculum.
Special Needs (SEND)
We are happy to take children who require additional support ie. Hearing/visual support, speech and language support etc., we liaise with lots of outside agencies ie. portage, speech and language therapists, area inclusion officer, Bushey Leaze outreach workers etc. We also have a SENCO (special needs co-ordinator).