The EYFS framework sets the standard for learning, development and care in our setting and ensures all our children develop and learn throughout their time at Beechwood Farm Day Nursery. Using the characteristics of effective learning, themes and principles of the EYFS, key workers are able to track and evaluate a child's learning and development. We believe children should be at the heart of their own learning, so taking what we know about children, we can create appropriate, exciting and stimulating activities everyday.
Tapestry is an electronic learning journey that allows our practitioners to capture and record learning moments and share them with parents quickly and effectively. Parents/carers can be provided with a secure log in, that allows access to your own child's record of learning and fun throughout their time at nursery. In the comfort of the rooms, special and significant moments can be documented, shared and enjoyed using our registered devices. This means practitioners can spend more quality time focusing on providing unique and enhancing activities for our children!
Kerry, one of our assistant deputy managers, is a full time Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) here at BFDN. The Early Years SENCO supports fellow practitioners to implement plans and meet the outcomes for each child; supports practitioners skills in personal development; ensures parents are closely involved throughout any decision making process and will liaise with other external professionals to ensure the needs of the children are being met. Kerry is always available for informal chats regarding children's development and to offer support or signpost what to do next.
Makaton is a language program that uses signs and symbols to help with communication. Here at BFDN, we use makaton as a means of aiding communication amongst our little ones who are yet to speak their first words. It is also used to support children with speech and language delays. We can offer workshops to parents/carers who are interested in learning Makaton and the ways in which it can be used.
With 25 acres of accessible grounds surrounding the nursery, the heart of the countryside sure does offer lots of outdoor learning opportunities. We venture out in all weather, so wellies are must at BFDN! We have our own vegetable and herb growing area where children plant and maintain their own crops. Then when ready, they harvest vegetables to use in our yummy meals - made by Chef Paul.