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Pre-School 3–5 years (Woodpeckers)

(Children move to the Woodpeckers the September after their 3rd birthday. They will then be in a group of children due to start school the following September).

At the Coach House our planning, which is based on the children’s interests, covers the following areas from the new Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

The three prime areas;

• Communication & Language

• Physical development

• Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Along with the Four Specific areas;

• Literacy

• Mathematics

• Understanding the World

• Expressive Arts & Design

As with the groups above we provide a play based learning environment providing a balance of Adult led and Child initiated play with continuous provisions available to encourage children to make choices.  Through, craft, music, woodwork, role-play, physical exercise, stories/rhymes, nature and basic science activities along with our Forest Schools activity days, your child will be introduced to all seven areas of learning, giving them broadly-based and enjoyable experiences.  As we prepare the children to move on to school for their last year of Early Years Provision we have visits to and from the local schools to meet their new reception class teachers.

We are members of the National Day Nursery Association and receive support from the Early Years Advisory Teacher from Hampshire.

We are now able to offer 15 hours of flexible term time grant funding for this age group from the term after a child’s third birthday. Plus the additional 15 hours. (30 hours)

Parents can engage in the delivery of improved outcomes for their child by completing The Coach House Day Nursery’s record of development form which is sent out regularly by email.