Here at Owlets we understand that every child is an individual and encourage them to develop their own personalities and reach their full potential through the activities we provide.
Owlets follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which means that we help children to learn and develop in 3 prime areas
And 4 specific areas
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives parents and carers confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
Working in partnership with parent/carers is the core to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
By working together with parent/carers, practitioners are able to effectively plan learning at the setting. With ongoing information sharing we are then able to support parent/carers to continue their children’s development at home.
Each unique family is welcomed and listened to.
It is important to remember children develop in different ways and at different rates.
Practitioners use their knowledge of what a child knows, remembers and can do day to day. They reflect on the knowledge, skis and understanding that the child demonstrates in the course of every day learning to plan Next Steps. Where something has been taught well a child’s learning is embedded and secured. Children are likely to demonstrate what they know and can do consistently in a range of situations.
Owlets Preschool is an inclusive practice underpinned by a broad curriculum and effective pedagogy.
At Owlets Preschool our curriculum begins with Cultural Capital.
When children start in an early years setting, they already have lots of different experiences. Our intent is to build upon these experiences and offer children new opportunities to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills.
Cultural Capital in the EYFS is about celebrating and building upon early experiences which provide other new opportunities to be curious, explore, try new things and to be able to experience awe and wonder.
Following our curriculum, learning through play, extending ideas and interests, working in parent partnerships, we are able to embed Cultural Capital into our everyday experiences, so that every child has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
To support all children to reach their full potential for school readiness
Is Your Child Ready To Learn – Central Beds Council – 16 tick list