Children aged 3-5 years

 

Our preschool room caters for children aged 3 – 5 years. During their time in this room the children will be preparing for school in a fun and relaxed, educational environment. Our Pre-School room consists of all different areas for example; messy, construction, ICT, home corner and much more.

 

Our preschool room is large, spacious, and fully equipped with every resource your child will need to grow, learn and develop happily and confidently.

 

Every day comprises with of a wide variety of resources and activities, which are carefully planned, providing all children with exciting opportunities to learn through play and discovery.

 

When the children arrive for their session at nursery they come together for meet and greet, registration and Breakfast. At approximately 9.30am the preschool children join together in key groups to discuss the days activities and their interests. Afterwards there is plenty of opportunity to explore continuous provision both indoors and outdoors. During the day they will also take part in adult led activities, which will further there learning and development as they approach ‘big school’.

 

As with all age groups of children at Selwyn Nursery, we observe and plan for children individually, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn and develop a broad range of skills through play and discovery, based on their interests and level of development.

 

At Selwyn Nursery we ensure that children are provided with the best opportunities to learn and develop happily, and when the time comes for ‘Big School’, every child feels confident, self-assured and well- balanced, which builds a wonderful foundation for their school life ahead.

Before your child starts school we arrange play visits for their teachers to come and visit them in nursery, this will enable their teacher to meet them in a more informal relaxed way. We try to ensure that their transition to school is smooth and enjoyable for you and your child.

We focus on learning through play, and children have great fun playing with educational games, toys and using various types of exciting resources. Children like to repeat favourite games over and over again which is an essential element of learning. These games give children the opportunity to develop name recognition, hear letter sounds, and familiarise themselves with number digits, preparing them for starting school.

Selwyn Nursery follows the statutory framework for learning ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’. This framework sets the standards for learning development and care for children from birth to five years (the end of reception).