The 'Explorer 3's'
The educational programs at sunny days pre school were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Take a look below to learn more about each aspect.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas are communication and language • physical development • personal, social and emotional development.
In addition to these we also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are: • literacy • mathematics • understanding the world • expressive arts and design.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Children thrive through positive relationships& positive interactions. Children are happier, more confident and independent when they know they are truly cared for. Each child has a dedicated key person developing a special bond. We provide a fun & safe environment for each child to play & learn in whilst supporting them to make friends
Communication & Language
C & L
Sunny Days provides rich and exciting activities to develop each child’s communication skills. Children enjoy daily stories & rhymes and have a large selection of books, puppets and music readily available to encourage children to develop their language. Our strong emphasis on positive relationships with staff & other children provides a solid foundation for them to develop their abilities. We give our children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Sunny Days provides opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Children are able to freely choose where they learn best with Free Flow outdoor play which allows our children to learn in a natural environment.
Children like to move and be active, we encourage healthy lifestyles. Our environments both indoors and out are spacious and exciting.
Children have access to the outdoors on a daily basis. Children are taught express themselves through movement and discover the natural world and the wonders it holds.
At Sunny Days we encourage Literacy development development by involving & encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Our play and teaching involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure
Understanding The World
To develop children's awareness of the world we guid children to make sense of their physical world and their community. We do this through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts & Designs
We provide the support, guidance and fun to explore the arts. This involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.