Curriculum & Learning
At Little Lionhearts, we continuously finding new and different ways of encouraging child development in a safe, yet stimulating environment. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and design our educational programmes and content based on the seven areas of the EYFS learning and development, which are ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ ‘the Communication and Language’, ‘Physical development’ and, ‘Literacy’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘Understanding the World’ and ‘Expressive Arts and Design’.
- every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
- children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- better support children’s learning via Enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rate
Our age based curriculum ensures every child is learning and challenged.
For example, for babies curriculum, safety is emphasised, and we provide rich opportunities for them to actively explore the world via sensory experiences, nursery rhymes and stories and calming, relaxing music, etc.
For toddlers, who are exploring their powers to communicate and to assert their personality and independence, more manageable challenges are given by calm, consistent care and supportive teaching.
For preschool, children are more encouraged to build relationships with others, to be responsible to solve certain problems by themselves as well as by working with others, and to gain an increasing understanding of the world and how it works, which better prepares them for primary school. A balance of child-initiated and adult-planned guided learning is ensured. Other education approach, such as psychologically based positive discipline approach, apply as supplementary tools to better understand children.