Learning at Tiny Turners

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We believe in learning through play from a young age and wherever possible we are guided by the children's interests and hobbies when we plan activities.

All our nurseries follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) planning programme, in accordance with government guidelines. The programme outlines seven areas of learning from birth to five years old. We cover these areas in a fun way so the children enjoy learning and are excited to share their knowledge with others.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional.

  • ​Communication and Language.

  • Physical Development.

  • Mathematics.

  • ​Understanding the World.

  • ​Expressive Arts and Design.

  • Literacy
     

GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL
 

Starting school is a big adventure and we do everything we can to help the children get ready for their first day!
 

We believe being school ready means: 

  • having strong social skills

  • coping emotionally with being away from the family

  • being relatively independent in their own personal care

  • having a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn.

We learn through play at Tiny Turners, introducing the children to phonics, numbers, letters, shapes and colours. We also have special systems for children that may have communication difficulties. 

 

The children take part in circle time activities to get them used to listening and interacting with each other. We learn how to find our names, recognise the days of the week, months of the year and talk about the weather. We also encourage the children to discuss their weekends and holidays so they can practice their social and conversational skills.