Play and Learning
- We provide lots of opportunities for children to engage in messy play and therefore we ask that parents and carers always bring a spare set of clothes.
- All children have the right to play outside and the ECC staff will encourage this. Please provide your child with clothes suitable for the weather, e.g. warm coat, appropriate shoes, sunhat, sun cream etc.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Schools and early year’s providers have to follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities. The Enhanced Children Centre will work alongside the EYFS to help plan activities to suit your child’s play. Staff will talk to you about what you would like your child to learn and experience by coming to the centre. After each session members of staff share their observations of play activities and individual children.
They use this information to plan future activities related to the 7 different areas of learning; personal social and emotional development, physical development, communication and language, expressive art and design, understanding the world, math and literacy.
ach child has a learning journey; a book which is like a photo album and a diary rolled into one. It records all the things your child has played with here- what they have enjoyed, what they have explored, how they have grown and developed.
Parents, carers, staff and children can add to it. Take a photo of your child while they are playing and stick it in their book. Describe what they are doing. Then think about what you can do at home that will help your child to develop more- or what you would like us to provide in the session to help your child develop in this area.
When your child is old enough to move onto another setting you can take the learning journey home – it is yours to keep and enjoy. You can also use it to show your child’s new teacher or key worker what they’ve been doing, what they enjoy and what they are working towards.
Opening times and term dates
CENTRE OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 11:30am (second Saturday of the month only)
Half Term: Monday 22 to Friday 26 October
The centre is closed: Bank Holidays, 3 and 13 September for staff training, 25 December - 1 January.