Play Based Curriculum

Children learn individually and also from playing alongside others, children and/or adults, through play.

At Turtles we offer our children a play based curriculum to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Supporting all aspects of their learning and development it encourages their natural curiosity.  This helps them to learn about the world around them and discover that learning can be interesting and fun.    This is paramount if children are going to eager learners, developing and constantly extending their knowledge.

Play in a safe environment with appropriate support from a key carer will enable  and encourage children to explore, investigate and enjoy each learning experience. We help them to practice and develop skills, concepts and ideas, without fear of failure.

We deliver the early year's curriculum in a number of ways, through:
 •    Construction and small world play
 •  Treasure baskets that contain a variety of different objects to help stimulate babies’ senses, whilst at the same time encouraging development of their large and fine motor skills
 •  Literacy and numeracy skills
 •  Role play and developing imagination opportunities
 •  Water sand and malleable experiences often accompanied by sensory opportunities
 •  Stories, rhymes and songs
 •  Early literarcy (mark making - the marks that children make using a range of media, such as paint, water,   gloop, jelly, crayons, chalk and the recognition of these marks as representations)
 •  Taking the classroom outside
 •  Exploring and investigating science and nature in the world around them
 •  Dance, music and exercise