The children have lots of activities to choose from throughout the morning covering all areas of the national curriculum for early years. When they first join us we spend time with them helping them settle in and get used to nursery life. We offer a structured routine which includes activities such as singing, music and movement, painting, construction toys, nature experiences, play dough, drawing, jigsaws, threading, outside play and much more! We also spend a lot of time with the children on colours, shapes and counting, which are the building blocks for reading and writing. There is also a book corner to encourage a positive attitude to reading. It provides them with a whole range of classic and modern books.
Our aim with the older children is that they learn to do as much as possible for themselves to gain independence, self esteem and confidence.
At Noah’s Arkley we follow the revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2017. We use the seven areas of learning and development, set out by the government, to shape our educational programme. We believe that all areas of learning and development are important for building vital foundations in children’s' development.
The prime areas of development are crucial for stimulating children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive:
We also support and develop children within four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied: