Curriculum and Pedagogy…very fancy words which really mean what we do and how we do it.
At Glen Family Centre, our early years educators are all qualified and registered as Childcare Practitioners with our governing body (SSSC). In addition the staff team have received specific training in ‘Nurturing & Child Led Play Approaches’ which is the method, or pedagogy, embraced in our centre.
Research has highlighted how vital early experiences are in shaping and developing a young child’s brain and how future development and learning are impacted by those earliest experiences. In recognising this we understand the importance of a child’s emotional wellbeing and social competence in enabling them to reach their full potential. Providing play and learning experiences using nurturing and child led approaches ensures we are supporting children emotionally and socially which, in turn, enables them to engage fully and meaningfully with all learning opportunities.
Play lies at the heart of the curriculum and makes a major contribution to your child’s development. Children learn as they play and as they share experiences with other children and adults. Through play, children practice and develop many skills they need in life. Using a ‘Child Led’ approach in implementing the curriculum through play means that your child has the opportunity to learn through the experiences they enjoy most.
The Wellbeing wheel details the indicators we consider in all aspects of our work as we aim to get it right for every child.