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Welcome to Godinton Playschool CIC

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All About Us

Established for 30 years, we are a friendly and welcoming Playschool run by dedicated staff who are constantly striving to provide our children with the highest possible standard of

preschool provision.

At Godinton Playschool CIC, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. 


The hall is divided into individual sections to encourage the children's development within the seven areas of learning. Being a pack-away setting, we are constantly reviewing the learning environment that we are providing and ensuring that the equipment and resources are varied and suitably challenging. 


The Playschool has its own large secure outdoor play area behind the hall, to allow outdoor play everyday. The children take part in many activities including arts and craft, messy play, science experiments and song time to name a few.



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Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL)

"The ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment - playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically - underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective an motivated learner."

- Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Children learn in different ways depending on their individual stage of development.
We incorporate this in our activity planning and how we organise our learning environment, we use our observations of the children to assess their development, allowing us to provide guidance and support where required and to set learning goals to strengthen the skills needed to build a foundation for their overall learning and development.

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Playing and exploring - engagement

- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to 'have a go'

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The Seven Areas of Learning 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines, which sets standards to support each child’s learning, development and care. We believe that children settle and develop best when they have a key person to care for them. The key persons role is to ensure that the child for whom they have special responsibility feels individual, cherished and thought about by someone in particular whilst they are away from home. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our children’s parents/carers, working in partnership to enable the children to develop to their full potential. 



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Personal, Social & Emotional Development


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Self Regulation

Managing Self

Building Relationships

      Physical Development       


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    Gross Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills

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Communication & Language

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Listening, Attention and Understanding

Speaking

Literacy Development

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Comprehension

Word Reading

Writing

Boy Coloring
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Mathematics

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Number

Numerical Patterns

Expressive Art & Design

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Creating with Materials

Being Imaginative & Expressive

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Understanding The World

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Past & Present

People, Culture & Communities

The Natural World

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What we get up to

09:00 - 09:15    Doors Open.


Registration. Children put their bags and coats on their pegs, find their name badge on the board and post it in the letterbox.

Free play indoors whilst other children arrive and settle. Doors close at 09:15. 

09:15 -  09:30    Good Morning Circle Time.

All children are encouraged to sit together to say Good Morning, we talk about which day it is, which month and season we are in and what the weather is doing outside. 

We also have a look at the activities/resources we have set up that day. 

09:45 - 10:15    Snack Time. 

Children are currently bringing their own snack from home. They are asked whether they would like to come for snack and sit in a small group of six at the table. 

Free play indoors and in the garden.

10:00 - 11:30    Free Play.

Children to explore different areas of learning indoors and in the garden. 

Observations and adult led activities within this time. 

11:30 - 11:40    Tidy Up Time

Children are encouraged to work together to help tidy away the resources ready for lunch.

Staff to set up lunch tables.

11:40 - 12:00    Group Circle Time.

Group circle games (Developing turn taking and listening to instructions.)

Story time and songs.

Children staying for lunch to wash their hands, collect their lunchboxes and find a seat at a table.

Doors open for parents/carers to collect the children attending the morning session only. 

                                                                    Morning Session Ends

12:00 - 12:30    Afternoon Session Registration. 

Lunchtime.

12:30 - 13:20    Free Play.

Children to explore different areas of learning indoors and in the garden. 

Observations and adult led activities within this time. 


13:20 - 13:30    Tidy Up Time

Children are encouraged to work together to help tidy away the resources.


13:30 - 14:00 Group Circle Time.

Group circle games (Developing turn taking and listening to instructions.) 

Story time and songs.

Doors open for parents/carers to collect their children.

                                                                 Afternoon Session Ends.

Our Team

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Claire

Director

Hayley

Manager & SENCo

Early Years Educator Level 3

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Claire

Assistant Deputy Manager

Early Years Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care   and Education. 

Kendall

Early Years Practitioner


Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Work Force 

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Heather

Early Years Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care   and Education

Chloe

Early Years Practitioner

CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education & Care

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Jennifer

Early Years Practitioner


Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Early Years

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