(Three to Five Years)
Children moving from Toddlers to Pre-school have the advantage of remaining in familiar surroundings with staff that will already be well known to them. All pre-school activities are carefully planned around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, intended to prepare children for when they move on to reception class at their local school. The Early Learning Goals of the EYFS are delivered through the following seven key areas of learning. Click here to view full details on Mama Bear's Educational Programme
All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Of the seven key areas of learning three are considered to be fundamental for igniting children's curiosity, for building their enthusiasm and capacity for learning, and for forming relationships and thriving. These three areas are called the 'Prime' areas and include Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
We also support children in four 'Specific' areas through which the 'Prime' areas are strengthened and applied. These are Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.