Learning through play allows children to make sense of the world around them.
Our indoor and outdoor areas are organised to give children of all ages plenty of space to move around and play independently. Children are free to play with what they choose as well as having supported group time activity sessions.
The adults at Leapfrogs support children’s learning by observing the child at play and then by planning to extend and develop the child’s spontaneous play. Through this supported play, children can explore, develop and use their curiosity and imagination to help them make sense of the world in a safe and secure environment. They practise skills, build up ideas and concepts, think creatively and imaginatively and communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Phase which covers 7 areas of desirable outcomes.
The prime areas, particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive, are:
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
We, also, support children in the following specific areas:
understanding the world
expressive arts and design
Our aims and objectives
We recognise that each child is unique and our aim is to encourage them to become independent learners. We aim to create safe and enabling environments both indoors and outdoors so that children can follow their own interests with the guidance of sensitive and knowledgeable adults. Through a wide variety of child centred play and exploration and adult initiated activities, children progress towards Early Learning Goals in the Foundation Stage, as recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.