Climbing Bears provide a caring child-centred environment and a wide range of stimulating activities that encourage the children to learn through their play. This approach gives children the opportunity to develop at their own pace, whilst extending their skills holistically.
Climbing Bears understands the importance of child development and, like all Early Years settings, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This has four underlying principles which are:
A Unique Child
Learning and Development
and these act as our cornerstones to effective practice.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Climbing Bears helps children to continue to do this by providing them with activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development, as well as being specifically interesting to them as individuals.
We pride ourselves on the holistic development of all children and at this stage of their development we place great importance on their Personal, Social and Emotional Development, their Communication and Language skills and their Physical Development. If we are able to get these areas right, all other skills and knowledge will follow.
The physical environment at Climbing Bears is divided into‘areas’ of play. These include the Book Corner, the Role Play area, the Writing area, the Maths area, the Computer area, the Art and Creative area and Small World & Construction area.
The children are allowed to choose what activities they become involved in and this includes outdoor play at all times, in all weather conditions!
Ofsted said: ‘Staff provide a positive balance of activities and instinctively know when to step back and allow children to play independently’ Jan 2016