Fairy Tales Nursery follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), framework for good practice for the care and education of young children. The basis of this framework is that children learn in different ways and at different rates. The principles which underwrite the Early Years Foundation Stage are divided into the following four themes:
• A Unique Child
• Positive Relationships
• Learning and Development
To find more, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the curriculum in details. For more detailed information on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, please contact the director or visit the official Website: http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/eyfs
We believe that children learn through play and self-discovery. Activities are planned based on the stage of development the children have reached and what activities they are interested in. Wherever possible, we aim to be flexible and responsive to babies’ home routines and individual needs. When you first bring your baby, the nursery staff will discuss baby’s routine including sleeping and eating with you and negotiate the best routine within the structure of the nursery. As your child becomes a toddler, we offer a wider range of activities, paint, malleable materials, fine motor and gross motor activities, indoor and outdoor play, stories, music and role-play. The day is more structured but children are still allowed to make choices based on the activities offered in a certain area.
Positive Behaviour Management
Here are examples of guidelines we will follow when dealing with particular situations which may arise during your child’s stay in our nursery.
The discipline procedure used in a particular situation will depend on the situation itself, the individual child and the impact on the environment of the child. All nursery staff will use the positive behaviour procedures listed below.
1. All plans will be prepared ahead of time to help prevent issues arising.
2. Clear and simple age appropriate rules will be established in a positive manner.
3. Lots of positive reinforcement will be given in the form of hugs, caring, rewards no matter how the children behave.
Discipline will not involve the following:
1. Time out. There will not be any identified space, or chair, reserved for “time out”. Children are not to be isolated indefinitely due to behaviour problems.
2. Physical punishment. The use of physical force with children is prohibited. This includes pulling by the arm, grabbing children by the arm/shoulders/neck, hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.
3- Ridiculing or Degrading. There will be no name-calling, making fun of, or comparison to other children.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our guidelines.
In the event that a child is exhibiting extremely challenging behaviour, the following behaviour intervention rules will be applied:
1. Provide renewal time. When a child is too upset to talk or listen, the teacher will remove the child from the situation for no more than 2 minutes with the teacher there to discuss what happened and to help the child regain composure.
2. If the child is unable to regain control within 30 minutes, the parents or authorized person(s) may be contacted to come and collect the child.
The following is an example of a typical day at the nursery for the children age 2 and up. Your child’s schedule will be shared with you upon joining the nursery depending on his/her age group placement. Some activities such as meal times and nap time follow the routine. Others depend on the age of the child and the daily program.
*Schedule is subject to change