China Class (Nursery)
Welcome to our Nursery
Westcourt’s nursery offers either a morning or afternoon session. Each session is three hours long and can accommodate a maximum of 26 children.
We offer a mix of different learning approaches including through play, adult modelling, guided learning and direct teaching. Our teacher-led activities are mainly designed to introduce children to new concepts and topics. Our child-initiated sessions reinforce what the children have learned. In addition, we make sure that high-quality care is consistent and that we provide a resource-rich learning environment.
Parental engagement is very important to us. We believe that children are more successful when their learning is supported both at school and at home. Hence, we provide regular home learning activities and often invite parents to participate in classroom sessions.
Our morning session is from 8:45 to 11:45.
Our afternoon session is from 12:30 to 3:30.
Dates to Remember
Click on the file below for the term dates for the school year 2021-2022.
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What Is the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS)?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is a government document that all schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers in England must follow. It sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. The standards ensure your child will learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
What will my child be learning?
The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for your child’s development and future learning:
There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:
How will my child be learning?
The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in your child’s development. It is through both child-led play and play guided by an adult that your child will develop confidence and relationships with others. Through play, we will help your child to extend their vocabulary and develop their communication skills.
The EYFS framework identifies three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
A greater focus on teaching specific skills will occur as your child progresses through their reception year, which will help them to prepare for year one.
How will I know how my child is doing?
We will work in partnership with you, sharing information about your child. We will use observations to share your child’s key achievements. We will use our professional knowledge to understand your child’s level of development. If we have any concerns about your child's progress, we will discuss these with you.
What is Development Matters?
Development Matters is non-statutory guidance showing how the four themes of the EYFS Framework and the principles that inform them work together to support babies and children. It illustrates how the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning may be supported and extended by adults as well as how they underpin the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and Development.