Our Approach

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Our Approach

Age Groups

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Our Approach

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Full Days Nursery Maida Vale

Our Curriculum

All-year-round curriculum and full day care

La Petite Nursery’s all-year-round curriculum in Maida Vale is designed to engage children’s active minds and arouse their curiosity for meaning and understanding. Children are exposed to various experiences to support their inclination towards language, arts and science, mathematics, literacy and other areas of interests with meaningful moments of play and integrated activities.

Experienced teachers support your child

Each child is unique and has his/her own interest and strengths. La Petite Nursery supports children’s every day learning by building their knowledge one step at a time, bringing them closer to achieving their early years’ goals. Our qualified and experienced teachers act as mentors and facilitators, encouraging children to participate, explore, experience, think for themselves and find solutions.

Hands-on experiences

At La Petite Nursery, children learn through action — they need to see, hear, touch, feel and taste. By becoming actors of their experiences, children learn quickly and more efficiently.

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Principles of Our Curriculum

  • </br></br><strong>1 . Relationships Are Key</strong>



    1 . Relationships Are Key


    At La Petite Nursery, we believe learning needs to start with confidence. Hence, the very first thing our staff will ensure is to establish a strong connection with your child. Our smooth settling-in process follows your child’s pace and the key person system that we have in place is meant to best support both you and your child.
    Your child’s social and emotional development is a priority for us; we believe that nursery is a place for social interactions. This is the very first place where children interact with peers and we will, therefore, encourage your child to actively participate in all group activities.
  • </br></br><strong>2. Play is Our Primary Context of Learning</strong>



    2. Play is Our Primary Context of Learning


    Playing is how young children engage in learning experiences. We believe that when children make their own choices, interact with others and spend time having fun on their own, they learn much about themselves, their own capabilities and the world around them. At La Petite Nursery, we appreciate the value of play and support your child’s interests, engagement, creativity and self-expression through a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities.

    ” Play is the highest form of research “

    Albert Einstein

  • </br></br><strong>3. Learning is Integrated</strong>



    3. Learning is Integrated


    Our curriculum offers activities that combine cross-topic/field learning. For example, when baking challot, children are not simply cooking. They are learning about maths (measuring the ingredients, counting them, looking at the numbers on the scale, using positional language, etc.), literacy (as they read and follow the recipe), physical activity (while using their motor skills to knead the dough), science (transformation of the ingredients) cooperation, team work, communication and language , etc. When engaged in an activity or any form of play, teachers are mindful and integrate different subjects to widen the children’s knowledge in a fun and exciting way. This is the beauty of learning through play!
  • </br></br><strong>4. A Child is Unique</strong>



    4. A Child is Unique


    Our purpose is to ensure your child benefits from the highest standard of education, to prepare him/her to succeed at school and in life. Our staff team is expert in the field, and they will adapt the curriculum to the children’s needs and strengths. We assume each child is unique and make sure our curriculum is tailor-made and adapted to each child.
  • </br></br><strong>5.Working With Families</strong>



    5.Working With Families


    At La Petite Nursery, we believe that a strong connection with families grows from respecting and valuing diverse views, expectation, traditions and culture. Our curriculum celebrates diversity and family.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our curriculum follows the, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS),which sets the learning goals for children from birth to five years old.Within the EYFS, there are seven areas of development:

PRIME AREAS

SPECIFIC AREAS

PRIME AREAS

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional development

Early Years Foundation Stage

SPECIFIC AREAS

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding The World

Expressive Arts

The three prime areas reflect the main skills and abilities that children need to develop in order to build confidence and balance the learning towards more specific areas. We track the early goals, and regularly send you feedback on your child’s progress.

You can find further information on the Foundation Years website.

  • </br><strong>1 . Relationships Are Key</strong>


    1 . Relationships Are Key

    At La Petite Nursery, we believe learning needs to start with confidence. Hence, the very first thing our staff will ensure is to establish a strong connection with your child. Our smooth settling-in process follows your child’s pace and the key person system that we have in place is meant to best support both you and your child.
    Your child’s social and emotional development is a priority for us; we believe that nursery is a place for social interactions. This is the very first place where children interact with peers and we will, therefore, encourage your child to actively participate in all group activities.
  • </br><strong>2. Play is Our Primary Context of Learning</strong>


    2. Play is Our Primary Context of Learning

    Playing is how young children engage in learning experiences. We believe that when children make their own choices, interact with others and spend time having fun on their own, they learn much about themselves, their own capabilities and the world around them. At La Petite Nursery, we appreciate the value of play and support your child’s interests, engagement, creativity and self-expression through a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities.


    { Play is the highest form of research }

    Albert Einstein
  • </br><strong>3. Learning is Integrated</strong>


    3. Learning is Integrated

    Our curriculum offers activities that combine cross-topic/field learning. For example, when baking challot, children are not simply cooking. They are learning about maths (measuring the ingredients, counting them, looking at the numbers on the scale, using positional language, etc.), literacy (as they read and follow the recipe), physical activity (while using their motor skills to knead the dough), science (transformation of the ingredients) cooperation, team work, communication and language , etc. When engaged in an activity or any form of play, teachers are mindful and integrate different subjects to widen the children’s knowledge in a fun and exciting way. This is the beauty of learning through play!
  • </br><strong>4. A Child is Unique</strong>


    4. A Child is Unique

    Our purpose is to ensure your child benefits from the highest standard of education, to prepare him/her to succeed at school and in life. Our staff team is expert in the field, and they will adapt the curriculum to the children’s needs and strengths. We assume each child is unique and make sure our curriculum is tailor-made and adapted to each child.
  • </br><strong>5.Working With Families</strong>


    5.Working With Families

    At La Petite Nursery, we believe that a strong connection with families grows from respecting and valuing diverse views, expectation, traditions and culture. Our curriculum celebrates diversity and family.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our curriculum follows the, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS),

which sets the learning goals for children from birth to five years old.

Within the EYFS, there are seven areas of development:

PRIME AREAS

SPECIFIC AREAS

 

 

PRIME AREAS

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional development

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SPECIFIC AREAS

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding The World

Expressive Arts

The three prime areas reflect the main skills and abilities that children need to develop in order to build confidence and balance the learning towards more specific areas. We track the early goals, and regularly send you feedback on your child’s progress.

You can find further information on the Foundation Years website.

Parents’ involvement

Parents are the child’s first educators. Therefore, we are convinced that they need to be involved in their child’s education at nursery. We keep you constantly updated about your child’s progress and we set up regular discussions to give feedback and talk about the next steps together.
 
We regularly organise sessions for parents to join us in different activities (baking, story time, talent day, etc.). Please let us know if you want to join us for an activity, and we will arrange for you to spend time with your child in the nursery. We also celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat and other family events.
 
Birthdays are celebrated and made special for children who attend La Petite Nursery. Please get in touch with your child’s key person to find out more about our birthday parties!

 

Parents Involvement
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