The curriculum Hericrèche has adopted follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage One. This caters for the three prime areas of learning; communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
Hericrèche leads the country in high quality, progressive childcare and education. We believe in giving children limitless opportunities to learn through imagination, creativity and play, while offering parents the peace of mind that comes from knowing your children are receiving care of the highest standard in a safe, healthy and stimulating environment.
Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.
The areas of learning are:
The learning and development we offer covers three prime areas, which are considered particularly important for stimulating children’s interest in learning, and in building relationships:
communication and language: giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, develop their confidence and skill in expressing themselves, and speak and listen in a range of situations.
physical development: providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, develop their co-ordination, control, and movement, understand the importance of physical activity, and make healthy choices about food.
personal, social and emotional development: helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, form positive relationships and respect others, develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
The three prime areas are strengthened by four specific areas of learning: literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. These areas are connected, with learning in one particular area supporting learning in the others.
Their class teacher will assess the children at the end of each school term after they turn two.
The assessment is based on classroom observation – your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.
Children enrolled in Hericrèche benefit from automatic progression to the Reception class, through to Year One, thus securing a place at The Heritage School up to Year 13, (Form 6).
Crawlers – (1yr – 2yrs)
One class with a maximum of 12 children in the class with one qualified teacher and two assistants.
Wobblers (2yrs – 3yrs)
Two classes with a maximum of 20 children in each class with two qualified teacher and three assistants (shared).
Toddlers (3yrs – 4yrs)
Two classes with a maximum of 20 children in each class with two qualified teacher and two assistants.