Early Years Learning - Overview
Giraffe are participating providers of the new Government's scheme to provide a free pre-school year for children in the year before they start primary school.
Giraffe are committed to providing every child with the best introduction into education and learning in all its centres.
By choosing a Giraffe Childcare & Early learning centre to place your child parents can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.
Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key persons.
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
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 philosophy underpinning Early Years Education is that learning should be carefully planned with an emphasis on activities that are relevant and motivating for each child. Practitioners support children's learning through planned play and extending and developing children's spontaneous play.
Areas of learning and development and early learning goals:
Early learning goals have been identified within the areas of learning and development. Children will be at different stages towards achieving these goals, depending on their age and stage of development.
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem solving, numeracy and reasoning
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development