We offer a curriculum that is individual, unique and values every child’s style of learning. The provision for children’s development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The EYFS has seven areas of learning which the children will be introduced to, through lovely and interesting child/adult initiated activities, approached at the appropriate level for their age group or stage of development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Through offering children, a home away from home environment, we are able to support our children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others and to learn they are valued, and their voice is heard. Children are helped to form positive relationships and develop lifelong social skills as well as learning how to manage their feelings in our safe and secure environment
Communication and Language
Communication is at the heart of children’s learning and development. We provide children with opportunities to experience a rich language environment, allowing children to develop confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical develop is essential for developing healthy bodies and minds, we promote this through regular indoor & outdoor activities and apparatus as well as offering a range of stimuli for movement. This involves providing the opportunity for children to be active & interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control & movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
We immersed our children in an environment rich in different print which encourages children to link letters and sounds, laying the foundations to begins to read and write. In all our rooms children are given access to a wide range of reading materials including books and poems to ignite their interests.
This is established & extended through daily games & play which gives our children opportunities to practice their mathematical skills & knowledge and describe shapes, space and measure.
Understanding of the World
Children learn best from their own first-hand experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, prediction, critical thinking, decision making & discussion. At Rainbow our children are given the opportunity to explore, observe and find out about people, places technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Designs
We incorporated this throughout the day by offering a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role play and design and technology. Our Children are supported to develop confidence, encouraged to independently make choices, and respond to what they see, hear, smell, touch & feel by sharing their thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
We believe respecting our children as individuals will encourage their personalities to develop, promoting their independence, creativity and resilience.
We believe Rainbow is a place for children to encounter authentic experiences which ignite their curiosity, wonder and awe
We believe everyone makes a difference and we embrace and encourage children to be themselves
We believe children’s play should be nurtured, creating an atmosphere where children can feel confident that their ideas and voice can be heard and valued.
We believe our natural environments offer children calming but stimulating play spaces where they can investigate, explore and learn.
We believe children should be given the opportunity to feel safe to develop in their own time and pace. Rainbow is a place where childhood is valued.
We believe an atmosphere of warmth, care and happiness will help our children to make meaningful memories which will last a lifetime.