ELMS ROAD, DARLINGTON, DL3 7PY - SITE MAP - PRIVACY TERMS AND CONDITIONS - LOCAL OFFER
Working with families since 1917
Children learn and develop their skills and understanding if they…
Feel safe and secure
Recognise clear expectations
Make decisions and select resources for themselves
Encounter a wide range of experiences
Face problems to solve
Are encouraged to be adventurous in their learning
Learn skills and techniques to use and combine materials in ways which are meaningful to them
Are listened to, particularly when they are concentrating on an idea
Are given time to focus and make connections
Are allowed to develop their own ideas and have these made visible to others through records of their ideas in words or images
Receive help on request
Are taken seriously
What will your child be doing at nursery?
Play is a child’s work, it’s how they learn. Each day at nursery your child will make choices about where they play, what they play, when they play and who will be involved.
In their play children learn at their highest level. At its very best it requires very high levels of involvement and children working at the very edge of their capabilities. In play children use their previous experiences to extend them to build up ideas concepts and skills. In play they can express fears and re-live anxious experiences. They can try things out, solve problems and be creative and use trial and error to find things out. Children actively drive their own learning and development by the choices they make , the interests they develop, the questions they ask and the knowledge they seek. Play can be adult led or child led and adult supported.
Young children are not passive learners – they enjoy participating in hands on and brains on activities. Childrens choices and interests are the driving force for building knowledge skills and understanding.
The aim of each session is that children are enabled to learn through a wide range of enjoyable activities both inside and outside.