ORGANISATION AND CURRICULUM

Information

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as laid down by the Department of Education and Skills alongside the Montessori Method of teaching. We believe that the amalgamation of the two systems produces excellent results in achieving the Early Learning Goals.

The Oratory Montessori Day Nursery is divided into three units, based on age and development.

About the EYFS

logo-mychildThe Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is taken from the statutory frame work for the Early Years Foundation Stage, September 2012
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Effective practice in the EYFS is built on four guiding themes. They provide a context for the requirements and describe how practitioners should support the development, learning and care of young children. The themes are each broken down into four commitments describing how the principles can be put into practice.
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A Unique Child recognises that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. The commitments are focused around development; inclusion; safety; and health and well-being.
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f4Positive Relationships describes how children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person. The commitments are focused around respect; partnership with parents; supporting learning; and the role of the key person.
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Enabling Environments explains that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. The commitments are focused around observation, assessment and planning; support for every child; the learning environment; and the wider context – transitions, continuity, and multi-agency working.
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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.
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This approach ensures that the EYFS meets the overarching aim of improving outcomes and reflects that it is every child’s right to grow up safe; healthy; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; and with economic well-being.

The Duckling Room

Our Baby Unit

Childcare for babies is offered from the age of three months. The room is bright and cheerful with separate areas for soft play, meal times and sleep.

The Hummingbird Room

Our Toddler Unit

Once again our room is bright and inviting with soft play area, activity area, sand and water play, reading corner, sleep area and many stimulating resources.

The Kingfisher Room

Our Preschool Unit

In this room, the learning process is continued within the EYFS framework and the Montessori Method of teaching.

How we plan to achieve this?

The EYFS sets standards to enable us to provide a rich and individual experience for each child. We aim to provide individual learning, development and care that enhance the development of the children in our care, giving them a good start in life.
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We aim to support each child to make progress at their own pace providing any additional support that may be necessary. We will ensure positive attitudes to diversity so that every child is included and not disadvantaged. We will include positive images so that the children will learn from an early age to value