What we do

 

Rubery Nursery school is committed to the principles laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

(link to parents guide to EYFS)

At Rubery Nursery school we ensure that each child can access all areas of the curriculum through our enabling environment that includes the inside and the outside to promote child initiated learning through play. Our experienced and highly effective staff team provide a nuturing environment and devise personalised learning plans for every child to ensure each child can reach their full potential.

We provide the children with the following areas inside:

  • Fine motor

  • Art

  • Music & Movement

  • Blocks

  • Sand & water

  • Dramatic play

  • Nature& science

  • Mathematics

  • Quiet area

  • Book area

We provide the following areas outside:

  • Gross motor

  • Imaginative play

  • Mark making

  • Construction

  • Music & movement

  • Investigation area

  • Planting & growing

  • Log cabin

These areas are setup attractively to reflect the children’s interests and to develop the characteristics of effective learning.

 

Playing and exploring – engagement

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to ‘have a go’

 

Active learning – motivation

Being involved and concentrating

Keeping trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

 

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things

 

Curriculum Enhancements

We regularly plan extra activities to inspire our children. Recently we have offered the following:

  • Professional story teller.

  • Family outing to Twycross Zoo.

  • Themed family cafes , e.g., Ploish café or a Christmas café.

  • Father Christmas treasure hunt.

  • Musicians.

Forest School

We have a number of fully trained staff who regularly take groups of children to our Forest School area which is just behind the nursery. At Forest School children are able to use the natural environment to develop their skills such as creativity and listening.