Learning In The Moment
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2We believe that nursery is more than daycare - it's the start of your child's education, preparation for school, and the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. At hdc we believe that we can inspire everyone to be the best that they can be and greet every day with a smile, because we do the best job in the world - we care for the future.
We have developed a teaching philosophy based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that blends influences from Anna Ephgrave "In the moment philosophy" which is based on children learning in the "here and now". We incorporate many aspects of theories relating to how children learn which include Elinor Goldschmied who pioneered treasure baskets, treasure play and the key person system. We provide a nurturing environment where children can explore, learn and develop their interests through play.
Our learning experiences are designed to support the EYFS Educational programme by promoting learning through purposeful play.
Food, Exercise, Well-Being, Oral Health, Outdoors, Growing, Yoga, Physical Activities, Personal Safety
Speaking, Singing, ICAN, Letters and Sounds, Mark Making, Early Literacy, Love of Books and Reading, Environmental Literacy
Develop Meaningful, Happy and Harmonious Relationships
Respect, Self-Confidence, Co-operative Play, Self-Regulation, Secure Attachments, Emotional Literacy, Parent Partnership, Responsible Citizens, Staff Have In-Depth Knowledge of Child
Independent and Resilient
Self-Help Skills, Toileting, Eating, Expressing Wishes, Concentration, Engagement, Accessing Resources and Tidying Up, Ability To Make Decisions Based On Risk/Benefit, Curiosity
Purposeful Play and Meaningful Experiences
Learning Through Play and Routine Experiences, Child At The Centre, Enabling Environments, Develop Child's Curiosity, STEAM Activities
Culture Of Excellence
Supporting Our Team's Continuous Development, Improving Outcomes For Children, Inclusion, Research Alternative Approaches and Theories
"We ensure that all children are provided with the highest quality early learning experience. This is extremely important as children's engagement in early learning experiences and opportunities will impact upon their attitude and success as a lifelong learner."
Senior Nursery Educator