Our Aim

To provide a safe and happy environment in which children can learn through play, hopefully making the transition from home to school as easy as possible for both the child and their parents/carers.

Our curriculum

Our ethos at Waterbeach Community playgroup is learning through play. We believe that children learn best through play and exploration. We follow the EYFS Framework, (the government’s statutory framework that all Early Years and Foundation stage providers must deliver full details are available at www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework). EYFS sets the standards for development, learning and care of children 0-5 years.

The overarching principles of EYFS are:

  • Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop in Enabling environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnerships between practitioners and parents/carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates the framework covers the education and care of all the children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disability
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Exploring with natural resources is at the heart of our learning through play ethos.

The areas of learning and development

There are 7 areas which we use when we are observing, assessing and planning for our children this ensures children make all round development.

The 7 areas are split into 2 categories the prime areas and the specific areas

The prime areas are

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first as they are the building blocks for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

The specific areas are

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the 4 specific areas. Here at WCP, when a child joins us, we focus on the prime areas, broadening to include the specific areas as and when individual children are ready.

 

Exploring colours

Exploring colours

Time for lunch

Time for lunch

 

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