The most important part of early education is allowing children to learn through play.working together1

What does that mean?

Allowing children the freedom to explore, formulate questions and answers in their mind, build on their interests, try things out, test out their own theories and assess risk in their play, in order to become effective learners, who are excited about the world around them and intrigued in all they do.

The role of the adult is to:

  • Support exploration
  • Follow the children’s lead, interests and areas of fascination
  • Encourage them to have a go, build on what they already know and discover new opportunities and possibilities
  • Make sure we keep the children safe, whilst allowing them the space to take considered risks
  • Encourage and relish in messy play, letting them explore different textures, using all of their senses to experience it

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)

The key to children’s learning is having active play experiences, with adults to talk to them and support what they are doing.

The curriculum highlights the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning.’ These are:

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creativity and critical thinking

We support children with these Characteristics of Effective Learning, by providing quality and exciting play opportunities, that enable the children to explore, question, have a go and find their own solutions.

There are seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Curriculum:

Three Prime Areas, which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Four Specific Areas, which are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding The World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

In Cleator Moor Nursery School, our weekly planning ensures that all areas of learning and development are included in our activities and that children participate in play opportunities, which will interest, challenge and develop their skills and knowledge.

“The high quality of education that your school provides is well recognised.”
Ofsted 2016

 

“As a result of high-quality teaching, children make rapid progress….”
Ofsted 2016

 

“As a result of the high-quality teaching, children make rapid progress…” Ofsted 2016[/testimonial]

 

“You make learning fun for the children which I think is important.” Parent feedback
Ofsted2012

 

“He has learned to share and understand problems and how to solve them.”
John Doe

 

“She loves learning and often comes home and pretends to be a teacher ‘teaching’ me what she has learned that day.”
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“As a result of high-quality teaching, children make rapid progress….”
Ofsted2012

 

About Us

Cleator Moor Nursery School
Ennerdale Road
Cleator Moor
Cumbria
CA25 5LW

Telephone Number: : 01946 811189

Email: admin@cleatormoor.cumbria.sch.uk

Open Hours

You are always welcome to pop-in and see what we do. The best way to see the Nursery is by visiting us and spending some time in the class seeing the children at work and play. 

  Mon -  Friday -  08:00 - 16:00