Our commitment to supporting children’s wellbeing and involvement has led us to elect a very child-led, spontaneous approach to routine. We focus on having a setting where all children feel secure and engaged in what they are doing.
When children are deeply engaged their brains are developing new synapses, creating memory. These memories play an important role in a child’s learning and development.
We offer the children ‘free flow play’ for the majority of the day. This is where the children are given the time to choose their own play and activities with no interruptions. This creates a calm, relaxed environment for children to become deeply engaged in their choice of activity, progressing their learning and development.
As practitioners our role is to provide the resources needed for play and exploration, and to facilitate learning by listening and being intuitive to the children’s needs and wants. We do this through observation, carefully planned interactions and using consistent boundaries for the children to follow.
Children also have the choice to play inside or outside at any time of the day. Our practitioners ensure they are correctly supervised and that continuous provision activities are available outside as well as inside. This means children always have access to the same learning opportunities throughout the day.