Curriculum & Activities

“Staff meticulously observe children and provide activities that are skilfully adapted to meet their individual learning needs”

Ofsted

Early Years Foundation Stage

​At Number 9 The Nursery our curriculum is based upon the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is defined by the Department for Education (DFE).

The Early Years Foundation Stage framework is reflected in our practice within an environment that ensures children experience a variety of rich play experiences which are carefully planned.

We encourage children to reach their full potential whilst allowing them to develop at their own pace. Each child’s development is closely monitored and encouraged.

Working with parents

​Our relationship with parents is a key element to our success, and is essential to the well – being, development and progress of your child during their time at Number 9 The Nursery.

Sing & Sign
We are proud to offer Sing and Sign at our Nursery.

Sing and Sign is used throughout the nursery and is a wonderful way to develop communication and boost children’s self esteem.

At Number 9 The Nursery our practitioners teach signs through songs, which is extremely fun for young children.

We hold regular Sing and Sign parent workshops, where we teach you some key signs that we use within the nursery so you can use them at home with your child.

For more information please contact us.

Yoga

We are delighted to offer our children at Number 9 yoga with The Little Sun Shines and Smiles Baby, Toddler and Preschool Yoga instructor Charmaine.

Sunshine and Smiles introduces yoga in a fun engaging way through stories, props and role play which capture the children’s imagination and maintains their attention.

Here are some of the many benefits that yoga can provide children during their early years:

  • Helps to develop balance, coordination and special awareness
  • Increases sensory awareness and body awareness
  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
  • Supports muscle development and flexibility
  • Yoga is a great was to build concentration
  • Encourages the importance of quiet time and relaxation
  • Yoga increases self confidence and positive self image
  • It helps children to find their breath and to use breathing to channel their emotions
  • Most importantly: Yoga is so much FUN!

We believe encouraging children to participate in yoga helps them to keep healthy and learn about how their body works.

French
At Number 9 The Nursery we are pleased to be associated with La Jolie Ronde French.

Every Monday afternoon the children participate in a French session with puppets Matou and Tounette to learn through songs and rhymes. Each week we introduce a new word to the children for them to practice.

Learning another language helps children to learn differences between each other and to understand that it is lovely to be unique and that we are all different.

For more information please contact us.

Pro Stars

We are delighted to offer our children at Number 9 The Nursery weekly fun and games sessions with Pro Stars.

Pro Stars introduce P.E and games to small children and engage them in fun activities

There are huge benefits to playing sports and games as it enables children to develop spatial awareness, coordination and gross motor skills. These are very important for a child’s physical development.

Sports and games also supports children in building confidence, self-esteem and social skills.

We believe encouraging children to participate in sports and games helps them to keep healthy and learn about how their body works.

For more information please contact us.

Baby Ballet

We are delighted to be the only nursery in Surrey to be offering Baby Ballet classes weekly.

Baby Ballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys.

Baby Ballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique Baby Ballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

For more information please contact us.

Jolly Phonics
Once your child is of Pre-School age we start to introduce the phonetic sounds by using the Jolly Phonics scheme.

We teach the Jolly Phonics in a fun way to engage the children through songs, sounds and actions. Every week we have a focus on a phonetic sound and the children are encouraged to bring in an item which begins with the phonic sound of the week. This is then displayed in our ‘sound tray’

The benefits to learning phonics is that it helps children when they start to learn to read.
Having a strong knowledge of phonics helps to support children in early stages of reading by enabeling them to decode short words which eventually helps them develop to read more complex words.

Jolly phonics also aids children in writing as it helps them to make connections between sounds and letters.

We also hold a parent’s information evening for Jolly Phonics to help you support your child’s learning.

For more information please contact us.

Home Reading Library
We have a large variety of children’s reading books for you to borrow and share at home to motivate and encourage every child to read for pleasure.

Our books are for children of all ages. We have picture books, books with few words, books for sharing and books with different languages.

Through hearing stories children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them to build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding.

Reading is a life skill which enriches young children’s imagination and needs to be nurtured so that books can be used to develop a love and pleasure of reading.

We also hold a parent’s information evening for Jolly Phonics to help you support your child’s learning.

For more information please contact us.

Introduction to Maths
One of the prime areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is Mathematics.

At Number 9 The Nursery we use everyday opportunities to support Mathematics in all areas.

We help children to recognise, name and write numbers 0-10 using songs and fun games.

Also we introduce children to problem solving, 2D shapes and also mathematical language such as size and position.

For more information please contact us.

eyLog
At Number 9 The Nursery we use a system called eyLog to record each child’s progress.
This wonderful program enables us to regularly send you pictures and updates of your child’s development, it also has a daily diary to keep you informed of all of your child’s needs during their day at nursery.

There is also an option to share your child’s achievements at home by uploading photos, videos and commentary to share with your child’s key worker.

Click here for Parent Information on eyLog.

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