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Our Curriculum

Ollie Owl Day Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This focuses on the children as unique individuals, allows us to map their progress over the seven key learning areas and identify where they may need help. All paper work used to document the curriculum has been put together for the children by the Ollie Owl team and overseen by a qualified teacher. Children’s learning journals are accessible to parents at all times and the child’s Key Carer or the nursery manager are always available to discuss any questions or address any concerns.

 

The seven areas of learning covered are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our daily activities and play opportunities are planned through these areas and each child will be treated as an individual and presented with lots of opportunities every day to develop and reach their potential through play. Staff encourage the children to be confident and independent, and endeavour to develop their self-esteem.

 

We believe our relationship and communication with parents is paramount. To ensure parents feel part of their children’s care we have introduced an interactive on-line system (which comes on an app on your phone) which we use to send information on your child's time at nursery directly to you. It contains photos, observations and information on what your child has been doing at nursery. We encourage parents to use the app to feedback their own comments, observations and thoughts with us.

 

 EYFS Folders and Planning:

The staff at Ollie Owl have worked as a team and produced documentation to map each child’s progress as they work through the curriculum.  We share your child's development through daily handovers, our on-line learning journals, and parents evenings.

Each child will have a “Next Steps” document containing an individual three monthly plan to map out how the next stage of their development and highlight the children’s next steps.   This will be discussed with the parents and any feedback will be documented.

 All observations will be reviewed by your child’s Key Carer who will use the information to build your child's next three monthly plan. When a child is ready to move onto an older room, a Transition Report is written to ensure their next Key Carer understands how a child has progressed and what they have enjoyed.