Pre-School Children aged 3 to 5 years
Joining the pre-school is an important milestone for our 3 to 5 year olds. At Kinders Mill Day Nursery our emphasis is on preparing our older children so that they are ready for school.
We incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into our daily activities and introduce our children to literacy and numeracy, whilst also encouraging them to be confident and independent investigators and explorers.
The pre-school room is divided into well-defined “learning areas”, each equipped with resources that focus on a particular area of learning. These include emergent writing, mathematics, reading, information technology, role play, construction and many other activities.
In addition, specialist and qualified teachers provide French, yoga and music & movement classes for our over 3 year olds.
Pre-school development for 3 to 5 year olds
Improving social development, communication and interaction skills are a priority for our pre-school children and we regularly ensure the children engage in organised activities that are specifically designed to encourage:
- Physical skills both gross & fine
- Communication and teamwork
- Imaginative and creative play
- Talking and negotiation
- Knowledge of their own abilities
- Children to manage their own risk
- Knowledge and appreciation of nature
In order to keep a record of your child’s time and progress at nursery we use a system called ‘Tapestry’.
Tapestry is an online learning journal. Using hand held tablets and devices we are able to instantly record and report on your child’s special moments and achievements and link them into your child’s personal profile.
You will be able to view the observations as a learning journey, flipping through the pages in time order, or filtering in flexible ways to access your favourite records. You can bookmark your favourite parts for quick access. Every time we make an entry into your child’s learning journal you will receive an email enabling you to access it immediately from your computer or phone.
Kinders Mill Day Nursery provides Ofsted Registered Childcare for pre school children in Hitchin.