Rooksdown Community Centre
Park Prewett Road
(please use RG24 9RG for sat nav)
Tay Mason: 07739 329518
Mel Mulley: 07876 751662
All children at Blossom are encouraged to learn through play both indoors and outdoors in our garden. We treat every child as an individual, recognising that they all develop and learn in different ways and curriculum planning will be responsive to the needs and abilities of each child and equal access given to support, development and learning.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
As an Ofsted registered early years provider, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework - which commits to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences for all children. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) gives us a common framework to follow for the learning, development and care of the children in our care, from birth to 5 years old.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is split into two:
1. Prime areas of learning
We concentrate on the prime areas for ages 0-2 years because if a child is secure in their relationships and in their environment, can communicate and are developing their language and physical skills then this will support their learning in the specific areas:
2. Specific areas
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for
children to participate successfully in society.
Your Childs Key Person
Building positive relationships is one of the key areas of focus as soon as a child starts at Blossom. Tay says “Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. It is paramount from the moment parent/carers choose Blossom for their childcare we start building the relationship with their Key Person.”
Every child at Blossom has a Key Person who is their primary point of contact within the nursery. That person will work very closely with your child to make them feel safe and secure and enable them to participate and enjoy their time with us.
The key person observes your child to ensure that the care we provide meets their individual needs. Your involvement is essential in this, therefore we keep you regularly informed of your child’s progress and in turn the information you provide to your key person about your child’s interests, development and experiences at home helps us to build on your child’s development. Your child’s key person is here to listen and help, so please share any comments or concerns you may have.
It can be very hard to drop your child off at nursery especially if they are clingy and upset. Most of the time once their main carer has left and they have been comforted by their key person or another familiar adult they stop being upset and are interested to see what activities and toys are out for them to play with!