Acorns Day Nursery
Acorns Day Nursery

Educational Structure

Educational Structure 

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

 

Aims and Principals

  • A Unique Child recognises that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. 
  • Positive Relationships describes how children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and key workers.
  • Enabling Environment explains that the environment plays a key role in support for every child; the learning environment
  • Learning and Development recognises that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

   Six areas covered by the early learning goals and educational programmes

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

 

The nursery operates a key person system, meaning each child is assigned a key person who is responsible for planning developmentally appropriate activities, observing progress, maintaining ‘Learning Journey’ journals and keeping you informed of your child’s progress. ‘Learning Journey’ journals are available for parent’s contributions and observations.

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Acorns Day Nursery

532 Reading Road

Winnersh,  Wokingham

RG41 5EX

“I have sent all 3 of my children to Acorns Day Nursery and I cannot recommend them enough.  My children have thrived in the supportive and caring environment provided by the exceptional staff at Nursery.  The children have been treated as individuals and their different needs catered for expertly.  I have always found the Nursery team to be loving and caring and they are always available for formal and informal discussions about the children.  Nursery have provided a wide range of learning experiences for the children, including French classes, Debutots and a visiting farm, to say but a few.  I have been impressed with just how well the key workers get to know the children and enjoyed seeing the stages of development achieved in their Learning Journey. Most importantly, the children were smiling when I dropped them off and smiling when I picked them up after having a happy fun filled day.”

“Acorns Day Nursery has played a huge part on our families life over the past eight years. Both of my children have been incredibly happy there and, over the years, the teams dedication to the children and their learning journey has been fantastic. They have not only ensured that my children have been well cared for and happy, but they are equipped with the skills to start school and grow as individuals. I would highly recommend.”

“My son and daughter started at Acorns when they were about one and spent several years at Acorns Day Nursery before leaving for school. They had a lovely time at the nursery, initially upstairs in the baby room and subsequently down stairs in the "Great Oasks" room. The staff were great and provided a super environment for my two to grow and develop.”

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