Curriculum

Tiny Treasures Day Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This framework comprises of seven areas of development. All areas of learning and development are important and are inter – connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas are the ‘prime areas’ and they are:
  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.
The remaining four areas are known as the ‘specific areas’ through which the ‘prime areas’ are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.
What are the seven areas of development and what do they support?

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co – ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role – play, and design and technology.

Each child’s individual needs, interests and stage of development are taken in to consideration and this information is used to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all areas of learning and development.
 
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