Creating a stimulating learning environment
The Learning Model
At Westfield Nursery, we follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our educational programme and philosophy takes into consideration the individual needs of every child allowing them to grow at their own pace.
We are an inclusive Nursery that encourages children to make decisions and share ideas.
We believe that children learn most effectively when they are enjoying themselves and are having fun. This is why we encourage children of different ages and stages of development to work towards different goals to help each child reach his or her full potential!
All teaching at Westfield Nursery is based on sound knowledge and understanding of the UK ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’
Curriculum. This concentrates on 7 areas of learning that are equally vital to children’s development.
The prime areas of learning are:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The specific areas of learning are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
With the curriculum always in mind, our children are also immersed in elements of the most successful global early years educational practices.
At Westfield Nursery we recognise the importance of choice and personal interest and truly believe that this should be encouraged and developed as a skill for life. Teaching and learning follow a ‘child-initiated learning’ philosophy, with topics and activities being decided through observations of the children’s interests maximising children’s motivation to explore a project or develop an idea. Through this approach children make use of a variety of resources and demonstrate a complex range of knowledge, skills, and understanding. Although this will involve engaging in activities that are initially introduced by an adult, the children will also make choices to change, extend, repeat or further explore resources and concepts.
At Westfield Nursery we are also committed to developing future change makers and innovators. We strongly believe that when children are
encouraged to tap into and use their imagination, then magical, out of the box, creative thinking is developed.
At Westfield Nursery, we explore and encourage the children’s creativity and imagination through the curriculum and environment to develop
their innovation skills.