About Little Jo's Nursery and Pre-School
We are close to Barnsley Town Centre and only a two minute walk from the Alhambra Centre.
The indoor Environment has three individual units. The rooms are open, bright and planned to meet children’s learning and development needs. There is a baby room, a toddler room and a Pre-School unit. The environment is split into areas of individual learning intentions and choice, with both planned activities and continuous provision available. Within each unit there are areas for play, rest, privacy and personal care.
The outdoor environment provides a safe and secure learning area that is an extension of the indoors. It further supports children’s learning and development. We implement free flow play to ensure individual learning needs and styles are met. The environment is split into areas of individual learning intentions and choice, with both planned activities and continuous provision available.
The local Pennine Trail provides a rich learning environment where all children can access real experiences enabling them to make links in their learning and engage with their local community. The outdoor environments encourage children to assess risk, be challenged and explore in different ways to those indoors. Children are introduced to the wider community through outings to farms, supermarkets, post office, library etc., to broaden their understanding and underpin their knowledge.
Little Jo's Nursery has adopted the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) which sets out the expected learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in school - the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child.
Little Jo's Curriculum
At Little Jo's Day Nursery we believe that the health, safety and welfare of each child is of paramount importance.
Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. Each individual has a right to feel safe, secure and protected. We ask that parents contribute to the policy review process as an important part of the annual (or more frequent) procedure.
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