Development & Learning

If a child can not learn in the way we teach, 

we must teach in a way that a child can learn

No ceiling on potential to achieve

At Kinderoos we provide children with an element of routine, daily exercise and activities that improve their skill for learning and ability to concentrate. The majority of the children participate in challenging activities designed for beyond their age as we do not believe you can put a ceiling on any individual child’s capabilities. This programme of development works alongside the Department of Education’s, Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS)

 

Incorporated into the EYFS are:

 

The Characteristics of Effective Learning

Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) are a revived element in the current Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). CoEL advocate that in planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn, and then reflect these in their practice. A child’s individual learning characteristic will determine the way they respond to both the teaching and learning taking place in the environment. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning identified by the EYFS are:

Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; 
Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

The focus of the CoEL is on how children learn rather than what they learn i.e. process over outcome. Underpinning the CoEL is the understanding that during their earliest years, children form attitudes about learning that will last a lifetime. Children who receive the right sort of support and encouragement during these years will be creative, and adventurous learners throughout their lives. Children who do not receive this sort of support and interaction are likely to have a much different attitude about learning later on in life. Hence, why the supportive practitioner, and the environment they provide, need to nurture these CoELs to occur, but without forgetting that children are individuals who bring their own needs, talents and histories to the learning environment.

EYFS curriculum structure

eyfs-curriculum-structure

 

The EYFS curriculum has been updated and the latest version shall become statutory from September 2021.  At Kinderoos we shall begin incorporating the new curriculum from Spring 2021.

Plan, Teach & Observe/Review

Children learn in many different ways, they are constantly taking in information using all their senses.  As teachers it is our job to ensure that we create enabling environments which provide children with spontaneous learning opportunities as well as planning activities that meet their interests and developmental needs.  We engage with our children to move their learning on and take digital observations which can be viewed by parents.  We also encourage our parents to add to their child’s development profile so that we can build a complete picture.  

Once your child is registered at the setting, our manager will provide you with a link to access your child’s secure online profile as well as guidance on how you can add to your child’s profile.