At Roskear we will be offering 15 and 30 hour free childcare for 3-4 year olds. Use the governements 'Childcare Calculator' to quickly find out which of these options are available to you:
|Morning Session||8:45 - 11:45|
|Afternoon Session||12:30 - 15:30|
Our hours work through ‘flexible entitlement’, which means that you can take your allocated hours as whole days, half days or a mixture.
Children‘s learning can be described in seven areas. All places you can take your child to learn and be cared for from birth to five – whether nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups or childminders – plan activities through play to make sure every child does things they are interested in, which cover all seven areas of learning. This helps children grow into well rounded people.
These seven areas are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development: in particular by supporting the transition to and between settings, promoting an inclusive ethos and providing opportunities for each child to become a valued member of that group and community so that a strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted;
- Communication and Language:with opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and to each other, to practise and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skills they use, and to listen carefully;
- Literacy:with opportunities for all children to develop and practise their understanding of stories, rhyme and poems. The children will also develop the skills they need to enable them to become writers;
- Mathematics with opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space by providing a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise, and talk about them;
- Understanding the World: with opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a varied range of contexts; and to explore and find out about their environment, and people that have significance in their lives;
- Physical Development: with opportunities for all children to develop and practise their fine and gross motor skills, increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to be healthy and safe;
- Expressive Art and Design with opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role-play activities;
The Early Years team plan together to ensure all children progress towards the Early Learning Goals. The curriculum is taught through a series of interesting topics, including themes led by the children which will follow their interests and areas of fascination.