The Puddleduck Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and in particular the Birth to 5 Matters. We also embrace a Froebelian approach
All of our activities are designed to offer maximum fun and learning. A day at Puddleduck begins with the child arriving with you. On their first visit, they will be assigned a key person, who will make sure that your child is settled. The key person becomes someone that your child shares new discoveries with, as well as any areas of concern they might have. A lot of our work is learning through play. During the day, there are smaller group times, where the children meet with their key person and have 10 or 15 minutes of quiet time together. We also offer larger group times, where we carry out activities such as:
Weekly Dance Class
Our dance classes are run by a qualified dance specialist Ali Golding who has created a programme of learning. She has set up the charity Movement Works to promote learning and development through physical movement.
Here at Puddleduck Nursery we promote independence through activities such as dressing and undressing or finding things by themselves for play sessions. This lays down the foundations for the child leaving our nursery, happy, healthy, and confident for their move into primary education. When it becomes time for your child to move on, we always liaise with the local primary school that they will go to. This is done to encourage a smooth transition into permanent education. We follow the early years’ foundation stage, which is set down by the government. This is much wider than just the curriculum as it focuses on the whole development of the child, which is concentrated in 7 different areas.