Education & Learning Activities It is the aim of the nursery to provide many and varied experiences to help your child develop to the best of their ability, and realise their potential. The nursery is organised to give opportunities for free or guided play, both inside and outdoors. Jigsaw recognises that play is a very important educational activity for children. Through play children can develop creativity, grow in intellect and build relationships with others. Jigsaw explores the seven areas of development within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Slide Communication and Language Communication and Language

Communication and Language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Children are provided with a range of text and spoken languages in order to build on their vocabulary.

Slide Physical development Physical development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive: and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Slide Literacy development Literacy development

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters. Children have access to a wide variety of books, poems and other written materials to ignite their interest.

Slide Mathematics Mathematics

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Slide Understanding the world Understanding the world

Understanding the world involves guiding 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.

Slide Expressive arts and design Expressive arts and design

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Slide “All children make excellent progress and have exceptional personal and social skills,
they share and take turns readily, respect each other and have superb manners.
They concentrate for long periods, showing great enthusiasm for learning”
- Ofsted 2016