How we go about it

 

At Starlightkids, the learning and development of the children are supported by following the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 September 2021 and other Non-Statutory Documents recommend by Ofsted and the Department For Education for early Years. The Childminder is a responsive listener, partner and  facilitate meaning-making using the following approaches in supporting the children's needs, learning and development:

  • Child-centred approach at their own pace with a personalised support.

  • The children are viewed  as competent individuals who have their individual capabilities and learning styles.

  • The children are given space, time and empowered to learn, make decisions and choices about what they want to play with while their are in the setting. 

  • They are empowered and given room to express their own ideas and views.

  • A responsive and inclusive pedagogy of listening (Mosaic approach) to their voices (multimodal form of communication)  which are tuned into by the childminder to capture their  learning interests.

  • Observations of children's captured interest and learning needs and ideas are used to plan their next steps.

  • Daily routines and adult-led activities are embedded in the children's play experiences. 

  • The children are supported to be active participants,  learn, develop and become independent, confidence and achieve their self-help skills as they prepare to reach school going age.

  • School readiness is also embedded in the daily routines of the children's stay in the setting. 

I look after children ranging from 0- 8 yrs. I create a calm, playful and learning environment for children to play and learn. They are supported and cared for in any area of their lives. Their activities are carefully planned around their needs as well as the EYFS. The children are prepared by the time they ready for pre-school and school which enhances smooth transition. 

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Intent: why do I teach what I teach:

 

Implementation:  How do I teach what I teach:

Impact: how do we know what pupils have learnt and how well they have learnt it? 

 

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The Conservatory

The conservatory is used for all sorts, a place to:

  • do arts and crafts

  • Painting

  • Explore activity tables

  • Mark making and using the chalk board

  • Play the piano

  • including  verities of board games,

  • a chill out area for the older children, which can benefit them so that they enjoy age appropriate activities without having to accommodate younger children all the time.

  • There is also lots of books for the children to access at all times, miniature kitchen which the children love to use for role play and an activity table which has a different activity every week from puzzles to dolls houses or farms.

  • I have a wealth of resources which are in continuous rotation, treasure baskets among others. This keeps the children’s interest, as well as there is always something different for them to play with, it lets them explore many different experiences.

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The Living Room

The living room is spacious and has various areas, these includes:

  • Reading corner with a bank of books selected o meet the children's speech and language development, vocabularies, identification of pictures of objects  and to develop their fine motor skills as look into the books and flip through their chosen books.

  • There are varieties of resources boxes among these are farm animal, train set, remote control cars, stacking cups, Dinosaurs, Junk, role playing, sensory, sound making, music, wooden blocks, legos and a beautiful pretend kitchen where the children explore and demonstrates their ability f making dinners among others.

  • Is there main room where all our morning routines takes place, listen to stories as well as have a one-to-one time with the younger children when the older ones are dropped off at school.

  • I have a wealth of resources which are in continuous rotation, treasure baskets among others. This keeps the children’s interest, as well as there is always something different for them to play with, it lets them explore many different experiences.

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The Garden

  • In the garden have a collection of outdoor toys including pull along toys, mark making area, mud kitchen area, gardening area, sand tray and a water tray. The sand tray is covered overnight and all these resources are used under supervision. The children can explore the garden space securely without me having to worry and they have a variety of toys to share and play together with building a strong sense of friendship too. They all learn to play together nicely whatever age they are.

My Team

 

My main focus is your child's individual needs. In order for me to support your child's development in the best possible way, I have expanded and employed an assistant who bring different qualities, knowledge and skills to my setting. We all attend regular further training courses, which enable us to bring new ideas and proposals to our daily practices.