Our approach to learning
Our aim is to provide holistic learning in a safe, happy and stimulating environment through which all children are challenged and make outstanding progress. To develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning. To engage with and value contributions from parents, professionals and the local community to ensure best outcomes for children and best value for our academy.
We foster a harmonious atmosphere which supports and promotes self-esteem. We build confident communicators supporting every child as an individual across development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their own identity, in a spirit of friendship, understanding fairness and the rights of others, valuing diversity, and ready to be a British citizen.
At Oasis Blakenhale Nursery we follow the non-statutory curriculum provided by the government. The children will cover all seven areas of learning through an enriched and developed curriculum. The children learn through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activities, in both the indoor and outdoor environments. Topics covered in our Nursery Curriculum include the following:
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
We are passionate, that all children have a right to learn and make progress therefore our curriculum is updated and developed regularly to cater for all of the children’s needs.
The children will receive two family group sessions per day. These are adult led sessions where the children will work in small groups to learn new skills and knowledge.
The children will also have access to continuous provision activities. This is where the children can chose from a selection of activities and resources to support their own learning. This is supported by well-trained adults who support the children in making rapid progress.
Learning takes place both indoors and outdoors. Oasis Blakenhale Nursery children are able to access two different outdoor areas. Our indoor environment offers the children opportunities to learn in a happy and safe environment. Our Nursery garden allows the children to explore the natural environment and develops their exploration and investigation skills. The large playground provides lots of gross motor equipment for the children to explore. This includes large climbing equipment, bikes, scooters, bats, balls and lots of other sports equipment. All areas are risk assessed daily to ensure the children are safe at all times.