All children at Monkey Puzzle Nursery Colchester are encouraged to learn through play. Our early years education curriculum covers all the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to meet the needs of each individual child.
Our Mission Statement
At Monkey Puzzle Nursery Colchester we respect, value and nurture every child in our care as the unique individual they are.
Building a positive relationship with parents and carers, we provide a secure base where confidence and self-esteem are fostered in an environment, rich with stimulating opportunities and challenges.
Our approach to early years education at Monkey Puzzle Colchester promotes independence by giving children the opportunity to play, learn and develop freely.
Every child is encouraged to explore, question, imagine, create, discover and achieve.
- Be positive Be the perfect practitioner
- Deliver quality
- Support others and be caring
- Be driven to nurture young minds
- Be a great team member
- Be prepared to make a difference
- Respect company policies and rules
- Show tolerance and respect others
- Be committed to self development
- Provide the best possible early years education
We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.
The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Education Professionals are grouped into four themes:
A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person
Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
There are three prime areas of learning in which our Early Years Education Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
Plus four specific areas of learning. These are:
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Each child has their own key person to enable them to feel reassured, safe and cared for within our setting. This person also keeps a detailed Learning Journey of the child’s progress during their time with us. These records are available to be viewed and discussed at any time by parents, who are always encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences from outside the nursery.
If you have any specific questions about the curriculum, please get in touch with our manager, who will be happy to answer any questions.