As a setting our vision is to provide outstanding quality of care and education for each and every child.
We have a child and play led approach to learning and our staff work hard to ensure all the children develop a sense of independence, fun, creativity and laughter.
The children have opportunities to play, and we ensure they feel cared for and valued.
Celebrate each child’s individual learning journals while noticing and respecting their similarities and differences
Children develop strong skills in their personal, social and emotional development, Physical development and Communication and Language, ready for their next steps in their play and learning.
We work together with parents, after all, they know the children best. We share the children’s learning journals with them and encourage them to be an active part in their journal.
Following the children interests to ensure they are highly engaged in activities and play.
The definition of curriculum is ‘what is taught and how it’s to be taught’, however when every child is unique there is no ‘one size fits all’ curriculum, therefore… our curriculum is ‘The child’!
We get to know and understand the children’s interests, skills, cultural capital and their schemas to enable our skilled practitioners to offer an inviting and engaging environment. This allows us to undertake purposeful observation to see what they can do in that moment and enhance it by teaching there and then!
Practitioners are regularly reflecting and ensuring children are developing in the following 7 areas of learning:
Personal, social and emotional development,
Communication and language development
Understanding the world
Expressive art and design
We don’t just teach school readiness, we teach life readiness.. ensuring busy bears children have the skills and values that they will need throughout their life’s..
Our intent is that busy bears children develop in these life skills:
The ability to process and manage their own emotions
Respect for others
The ability to take risks
Respect nature and the world we live in
The ability to communicate and listen to others
Implementation : how do we promote this in our everyday practice:
Follow the children’s lead and take into account their likes and interests.
Ensuring children to ‘give it a go’ when they find something challenging.
If children try and fail, keep encourages them to try again and again.
Build positive relationships with children and their families.
Emotions being part of our everyday practice- teaching children the key names of emotions, what they feel like and different ways to express them.
Role model patience, respect, and manners
Celebrate people differences and different cultures. Exploring our homes life and comparing the similarity and differences.
Give children opportunities to take risk.
Regular Forest school sessions, exploring, natural resources.
Trips to local parks, meeting different people in our community. Learning about children from across the world. Real life experience and resources
Use of lots of rich language, enjoying songs and stories. Using prompts to help communicate e.g. picture cards. We teach simple Makaton sign with our ‘Makaton sign of the week’.