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At Monkey Puzzle Sevenoaks our approach to your child’s development starts with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and goes way further to help your child make the most of their time at nursery and prepare them for the journey ahead.

We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.

The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:

A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are three prime areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Plus four specific areas of learning. These are:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design

Each child has their own key person to enable them to feel reassured, safe and cared for within our setting. They will help capture and share your child’s development through our Famly app, updating the Learning Journey with observations that detail the activities your child takes part in by capturing the moment in both written word and photograph. This begins from the moment your child begins their journey at our nurseries and stays with them until they leave at which point all of this information can be shared with their new school or wherever else your child is taking their next steps. You have access to your child’s Learning Journey and are more than welcome to take a peek inside anytime, you will also be given plenty of opportunities to learn more about how your child spends their day at the nursery’s parents evenings and other events.

If you have any specific questions about the curriculum, please get in touch with our manager, who will be happy to answer any questions.

Cultural Capital

It is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for future success. Cultural Capital is about giving children the best possible start to their early education. Children start in the nursery with a variety of different experiences and we want to ensure the curriculum we deliver enhances multiple opportunities for the children to experience this essential knowledge.

How do we promote this in the nursery?

When your child starts in our nursery, we will ask you what you would like your child to experience. During the time your child will be at nursery, we will organise a wide variety of engaging activities and experiences to let them explore and discover ‘the awe and wonder of the world’. We promote Cultural Capital through real life experiences as well as imaginative play. This gives our children a taste of all the things you can do in our big wide world.

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Environment

Environment

Care

Care

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Nutrition

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Settling In

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Meet the Team

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