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Early Years Foundation Stage

At Ben Rhydding Pre-school Playgroup, we work according to the Early Years Foundation Stage to encourage the development and education of each child. We continually observe, assess and plan what we do in light of the EYFS themes:

A Unique Child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and / or a key person.

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.  The Characteristics of Effective Learning are the ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically and underpin learning and development across all areas of development and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.’

The Characteristics of Effective learning

support the development of the Unique Child in how children are learning.

Playing and exploring – engagement

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’

Active learning – motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things

We plan our activities carefully to fulfil the EYFS early learning goals:

  • Personal and Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

We promote your child’ self-confidence, social interaction, self-expression and independent learning and make the most of our partnerships with local schools to ensure they enjoy a smooth and happy transition into primary school life.

To learn more about EYFS, click here.

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This term, following children’s interests, we have taken a step back in time to discover more about dinosaurs!  From counting them, to making homes for them, making volcanoes and finding their eggs!  The children are having a lot of fun … Continue reading

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We have been awarded Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Not really a surpise to us but here is the link to our report: https://files.api.beta.ofsted.gov.uk/2018-07-21/EY501402_1.PDF  

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Playgroup is now closed for the Summer, but re-opens on Monday 3rd September. If you need information during this time, you can contact us via email; mail@brplaygroup.com and someone will be in touch.

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