Lakefield Nursery (Preschool)

At Lakefield School, we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

 

We adhere to the Framework of the EYFS and the four guiding principles that shape practice within Preschool settings.
*Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured
*Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
*Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or careers
*Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

Preschool Curriculum

We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observation of children’s needs, interests, and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable the children to achieve and exceed the early learning goals, based upon broad termly/half termly topics.

 

All the seven areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and building their capacity to learn, form relationships, and thrive.

These three areas are the Prime areas:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

 

Children are also supported through the four Specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

The specific areas are:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

Children are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences in which children explore, think creatively, and are active. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication, and physical development.

 

Oluwakorede Salako
Head of Nursery (Preschool)