Little Ambers Nursery agree that:
‘In planning and guiding children’s activities practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice’ (EYFS, 2012: 1.10). Therefore practitioners link all observations recorded on the Tapestry online tracker to both the Characteristics of Effective Learning (COEL) and the seven areas of learning and development (EYFS). The purpose of linking the observations to the EYFS and COEL is to determine how children learn as individuals, taking into account their interests and dispositions to learning. Little Ambers Nursery recognises the importance of COEL in being fundamental to effecting practice as we understand that children are learning in the here and now. Practitioners are always alert and always ready to respond and extend children’s thinking by using appropriate strategies such as using sustained shared thinking and using open ended questions.
Our provision reflects the four key themes and these are the principles of how we put them into practice.
- A unique child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive relationships – children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
- Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.
- Learning and development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education & care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs & disabilities.