We are proud to provide children with a high standard of education, using the Early Years Foundation Stage which we use as support with our practice to ensure your child’s development happens at an appropriate stage for their age.
There are two key objectives to the EYFS:
Explore, interact and communicate
Using the Early Years Foundation Stage as reference, here’s a breakdown of what your child will be taught through a variety of planned activities that are both adult and child led.
Communication and language development
We give children the opportunity to experience a rich language environment to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to be able to speak and listen in a range of situations.
We create the best environment for young children to be active and interactive, and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. This also includes development towards making healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, social and emotional development
Early years are a formative time for children in developing a positive sense of themselves and others, as well as forming positive relationships and developing respect for others. This area of development also covers social skills and learning how to manage their feelings and appropriate behaviour in groups.
This involves giving children the opportunity to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and describing shapes, spaces and measure.
Understanding the world
We guide children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment they live in.
Expressive art and design
We create an environment for children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. They also develop skills in sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.
Creating an inclusive setting
We pride ourselves on differentiating the curriculum to support your child’s individual needs. We work in partnership with parents and other agencies to create an Educational Health Care plan (EHC) with realistic goals. Our highly experienced staff in Special Educational Needs (SEN) ensure you and your child are supported to the highest standard.
Providing high quality learning experiences
You’ll find at least two practitioners with an Early Years Teaching Status. Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) is an award for those who wish to become experts in the 0-5 age range. This qualification is designed for highly qualified staff who will lead delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in the early years sector.
We pride ourselves differentiating the curriculum to support your child’s individual needs.
The staff have been great and through her settling in sessions in September she has settled really well. I love seeing the photos they post on the parent app of what she has been up to in the day. She is always happy to go which is really reassuring.
My daughter shows me the gymnastics she has been learning when she comes home and I've also noticed that her speech and vocabulary have really improved since being there. All the staff are really welcoming and with the many questions I have asked are very knowledgeable.
My twin boys have absolutely LOVED settling in at the Nursery at Gymfinity Maidstone! The team have made the boys so welcome and they love telling me all about the gym work they have been doing and playing in the garden!
The staff have all been exceptional especially during lockdown when both my partner and myself still had to work, they kept the nursery open for her without question. Our daughter always feels happy and safe to be left at the nursery which makes it a little bit easier leaving her knowing that she is safe and content.
My son has been going to the nursery since he was 6 months old and from the first day, he felt like he was at home. Two months later he is getting better and better day by day. They are helping him with crawling, make his first steps and trying different types of food.
My son has started walking at only 10 months old due to the wonderful facilities available he has gained the confidence due to the soft gymnastic floors.
My little girl loves the very well maintained garden and I have extremely close bonds to all staff, they all know my children and their routines very well.
We started our little girl in August 2020 and she has loved every moment to date. The facilities at the venue are amazing, lots of interactive toys, stimulating activities and safe places to play, explore, learn and have fun. In addition to the nursery space, the children have full access to the fully equipped gym floor, with daily sessions facilitated by qualified gym