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QUALITY EARLY YEARS EXPERIENCE
GoldenSparks deliver high quality early years education to families in East London.
GoldenSparks take pride in our belief that “every child is a unique child who is constantly learning”.
The heart of our personalised, emergent curriculum is designed to inspire young children’s natural sense of wonder and learn in a loving environment structured around their need. Children have ideas, questions, and a desire to learn new things and it is our responsibility to listen and observe closely in order to plan for discovery.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. This means your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 key areas of learning and development.
CHILD CENTRIC, PERSONALISED CURRICULUM FOLLOWING THE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF THE CHILD.
FOCUS ON LEARNING INTENT, PEDAGOGY, IMPLEMENTATION & IMPACT!
Besides key focus on language, communication, maths and vocabulary, we also provide developmentally appropriate and safe ICT (Information Communication Technology) and STEM experiences to the child to support their all-round development and get them ready for school and beyond. Our nursery also offers a range of enrichment prgrammes (GEP), which may include Spanish, Football, Music, Karate, Guitar and Dance.
At GoldenSparks observations of children’s learning form an integral part of our practice. Observing children enables us to gauge children’s needs, interests, skills and prior knowledge. We then use this information to plan effectively for each child’s development to deliver best outcomes.
Each child’s record is unique to them and includes observations by a staff of the children’s activities, interests photographs of them at play and examples of activities that the child has experienced. This allows staff to build a comprehensive picture of every child and supports their future development and learning. Parents always have the opportunity to meet at any point with their child’s key person to discuss progress or next step targets.
These records are an essential tool, which helps key persons to provide appropriate, stimulating, relevant activities and experiences for the children that they look after.
GoldenSparks use the Famly app to track and record child’s progress and communicate with parent at all times. We share special moments, achievements and photographs privately and securely with parents so that we can focus on the important things when we meet in person.
A range of play equipment is available to help children develop an array of skills, and great care is taken to choose materials that will create an inspiring sensory experience. As well as toys, we use;
- Real life props, such as brushes and tools
- Small-world toys to help build a child’s imagination and language skills
- Construction play such as building blocks, to help children develop fine motor skills, spatial awareness and problem solving
- Physical play equipment such as tricycles, balancing beams and tunnels to encourage physical activity
- Creative play to build a child’s imagination, creativity and co-ordination
- Supporting social interaction, including role play, den making, and small group activities
Your child is allocated a ‘Key Person’ within their room, who is responsible for your child’s wellbeing, ensuring your child feels individual, secure and cherished while they are away from home. Your child’s Key Person will liaise with you at the end of each day, keeping you informed of your child’s experiences at nursery and ensuring you don’t have to miss out on any aspect of your child’s day.
Nursery staff carry out regular observations of every child in our care, ensuring your child’s learning and development incorporates their interests and needs. These observations cover all areas of learning according to the framework, as well as records of special moments, like kindness towards others or eating something for the first time, and spontaneous moments, which captures your child’s response to certain activities or events as they happen. All of your child’s experiences at nursery are recorded in their unique Learning Journal, enabling you to look over your child’s time at nursery for years to come.
There is a consistent focus on Quality of Education
– Individualised Learning, Pedagogy, Learning Impact and Next Steps!