Opportunities at every turn!
Our wonderfully designed space, is light and airy, equipped with a rich array of resources all designed with your child in mind. Each area has been carefully designed to allow continuous provision of resources and choice, following the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
This is a rapid phase of development. Children grow in confidence by the day, and become more skilled in so many different areas. They’re physically more able, with fine motor skills developing. Their use of language flourishes and their enquiring minds are keen to know the answers to all life’s mysteries. Like little sponges, they soak up all the information and all the different experiences we can share with them.
There are opportunities to learn at every turn, including early reading and maths skills, mark-making, imaginative play and ICT. We challenge our children’s thinking with mind maps, floor books, observations and discussions. All children get involved and help plan their own learning.
A little more structure is introduced into the day, along with other activities such as science & discovery (a great way of supporting early maths) and interesting trips around our local area. We are perfectly located to take advantage of so many opportunities right on our doorstep. Our aim is to instill and encourage self-confidence and a real enjoyment of learning so when they start school; they’re self assured and raring to go.
We work with children’s ideas, which in turn create fabulous long-term projects. These projects can last a few weeks to many months and we will document them to demonstrate how children are learning. To share these special projects we will display them on what we call living ‘panels’ in our discovery hall area.
Preparing your child for school – Seamless Transitions
Liberty Kids plan and work carefully with individual children in order to prepare them for a seamless transition to school. Activities are in place to gently encourage preschoolers to become independent. We encourage children to engage in activities that build the foundations of skills that will make the transition easier. For example, serving themselves at meal times, eating and socialising in groups at mealtimes, washing hands, circle and sharing time right through to helping create their own unique Learning Journals.