Learning Through Play

At St George's, we value the uniqueness of each child.  We believe every child should have the very best start in life. Through play we want to help them discover that learning is fun and interesting.

For each child to develop we offer a wide range of activities indoors and out.  This allows our children the chance to experience new learning opportunities that will inspire their natural curiosity.  Our Key Person approach allows each child to settle offering security, reassurance and continuity. 

We are governed by Ofsted and we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the government framework that sets the standards of care and learning in the early years.

The EYFS is divided into 4 themes:

A Unique Child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Meeting the individual needs of each child lies at the heart of the EYFS.  At St George's we plan for each child’s care and learning requirements and promote positive attitudes to diversity and difference within all children.  Art and craft activities enable our children to express themselves and as we have no expectations of how a piece of work should look, each child learns their efforts are valued.

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or Key Person.

  We use the Key Person system to build up relationships with the children and their families from the first settling in visit.  The visits allow your child to become accustomed to the room and allow you to get to know the staff and have any questions answered.  We make you aware of our policies and learn from you the routine of your baby’s day.

Enabling Environments the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

All of our rooms have age appropriate toys that encourage our children to investigate and explore in different learning areas.  We offer continuous provision to encourage our children to decide for themselves which activity they would like to access.

Learning and Development children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

We use our observations of each child to build an individual Learning Journal that will show how your child is moving forward.  We welcome you reading your childs journal and adding interesting snippets about things they have done outside of nursery.  This helps us plan activities that we know the children will find interesting and therefore offer a wide variety of learning opportunities.

Ref: Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. DfES Publications click HERE


Tel: 01892 543982 |  Tunbridge Wells | Kent |  Registered Charity no: 802017