Education & Montessori
Learning & development
Our learning environments offer high quality activities and experiences which cover all areas of learning of the EYFS and Montessori pedagogy. Children learn also by adults modelling, by observing each other, through guided learning and direct teaching. Children also learn through play driven by their own interests, so practitioners planning will be flexible to support their spontaneous play.
Children’s Learning Journey
Children who begin their education in a positive learning environment that is vibrant, purposeful, challenging, and supportive stand the best chance of developing into confident and successful learners. We use Tapestry which is an interactive online learning journal that helps us to record, track and celebrate your child’s progress in the nursery. Children will always be kept at the centre of all that we do in our nursery settings
Our relationships with the children
Our key workers form strong, warm, and supportive relationships with the children which enables them to understand their own feelings, those of others, make and maintain positive relationships. Positive early attachments are crucial for children to lead healthy, happy lives and supports them in developing to their full potential.
Our baby seedlings rooms
We are immensely proud of our baby seedlings rooms. Where babies are loved and nurtured to grow in a stimulating home from home environment. Team members who are chosen to work in our baby rooms are fun, caring, kind and knowledgeable in good practice of working with babies.
Each baby has lots of attention supported at a one to three ratio with their key worker. Every baby is unique so during the introduction session before they start all information is shared. We encourage our new parents to phone and check up how things are going at any point in the day. Please book an appointment to view our beautiful baby rooms and meet our seedlings team.
Keyworkers’ use their observational skills and child development knowledge to give a full picture of each child’s stage of learning, current interests, learning style, areas of strength or identify where extra support is needed. We use this information to plan for children’s’ “next steps of learning” using our stimulating learning environments, well planned focussed activities and high-quality interactions from our practitioners.
Vital role of parents
It is important to us that our relationships with our parents and/or carers are both strong and respectful. We recognise the help that parents and/or carers give their children at home has an incredibly significant impact on their learning. We can offer extra help to those children and families who need it, in partnership we can support children to thrive.
What is Montessori
What sets the Tudor House Group apart from other Early Years settings is that we follow Maria Montessori’s approach to support children’s learning and development. The Montessori approach is different and what makes it work so well, is that it is based on a deep understanding of the way children learn through choosing, trying, and doing activities for themselves. If a child can choose for themselves what he or she would like to do they will concentrate for longer and therefore learning is more likely to take place supported by the guidance of our Montessori teachers.
Children choose from low level open shelves with prepared high-quality resources and activities which offer challenging learning and development opportunities across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (2021). On our practical life shelves, we offer activities to promote hand eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and using tools for a purpose such pouring, transferring, and dressing frames. On other shelves children can choose from a large selection of exciting maths, language, cultural and sensorial activities. A Montessori education encourages children to become able, confident, and independent learners and works in harmony with the EYFS.
If you are looking for new ideas or advice in how to support your child’s learning at home or further information about the Montessori activities provided, please enquire as our nursery practitioners and Montessori teachers will happily share these with you.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is very important as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
The Tudor House Nursery Group is registered to deliver the EYFS and we must follow Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (2017) (EYFS)
How my child will be learning
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.