Learning

Lifelong learning starts here

Educational ethos

Our curriculum and teaching practices are guided by the latest developments in early childhood research, the experience of our early education specialists and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Working with leading early years experts we have blended our own ambitious outcomes for the children in with the characteristics of effective teaching and learning outlined by the EYFS – supporting children to play and explore, be active learners and critical thinkers.

Our curriculum is co-constructed by the children and educators, who work together in teams to extend each child’s unique interests, find the answers to their questions about the world and inspire their learning through the introduction of new contexts and provocations.

We deliver the curriculum through play based experiences and inspirational teaching. On a daily basis there is a balance of educator-initiated learning experiences and child initiated play.

Our curriculum and pedagogy takes influence from a variety of different philosophies and learning theories including Reggio Emilia, Jerome Bruner, Forest School and Maria Montessori, but doesn’t constrict our practice into fitting one approach to suit all children.

Children growing up in London will inevitably lead busy lives, so while they’re young, we aim to give them time to play and enjoy their early years, at the same time as learning and developing life skills to prepare them for their future.

We’re happiest when children leave us confident, curious, and ready for the next adventure!

Extracurricular

As well as our core EYFS curriculum, we offer extracurricular classes.

Forest School

Our 3+ children are enrolled onto our Forest School activity scheme free of charge. They'll be climbing trees and hunting bugs several times a week.

Languages

Led by our qualified language teachers, children learn the basics and have regular exposure to French or Spanish.

Music

We encourage musicality throughout the day, from songs at circle time to singalongs with our specialist music teacher.

Forest School

Our 3+ children are enrolled onto our Forest School activity scheme free of charge. They'll be climbing trees and hunting bugs several times a week.

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Languages

Led by our qualified language teachers, children learn the basics and have regular exposure to French or Spanish.

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Music

We encourage musicality throughout the day, from songs at circle time to singalongs with our specialist music teacher.

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Core Curriculum

Our curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation stage, Ofsted’s standard for under-5s education.

Communication and language

Expressing themselves and listening to others, children learn to communicate with each other and adults in a variety of interactions.

Physical development

Being active and eating healthily, children learn the relationship between exercise, rest and eating as they develop movement and coordination.

Personal, social and emotional development

Developing social skills, relationships and self-awareness, children learn to manage feelings and be confident, personally and as part of a group.

Literacy

The foundation of reading and writing, children learn sounds and letters through a variety of reading materials.

Mathematics

Children have opportunities to learn counting, calculating, measuring and describing shapes.

Understanding the world

By exploring, observing and discovering, children learn about the world, people and technology around them.

Expressive arts and design

All about curiosity and play, children learn to explore their imaginations through a range of mediums including music, art, dance and technology.

Communication and language

Expressing themselves and listening to others, children learn to communicate with each other and adults in a variety of interactions.

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Physical development

Being active and eating healthily, children learn the relationship between exercise, rest and eating as they develop movement and coordination.

/


Personal, social and emotional development

Developing social skills, relationships and self-awareness, children learn to manage feelings and be confident, personally and as part of a group.

/


Literacy

The foundation of reading and writing, children learn sounds and letters through a variety of reading materials.

/


Mathematics

Children have opportunities to learn counting, calculating, measuring and describing shapes.

/


Understanding the world

By exploring, observing and discovering, children learn about the world, people and technology around them.

/


Expressive arts and design

All about curiosity and play, children learn to explore their imaginations through a range of mediums including music, art, dance and technology.

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