At Childspace we believe that children learn best through play. Most of the day's activities are child-led and are based around the curriculum of Early Years Foundation Stage, covering all areas of development:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world 
Exploring and investigating, designing and making (messy play activities / collecting things from the garden and talking about it / planting activities / cooking)
  • Creative Development 
Painting / printing / music and movement / mark making
  • Problem solving 
Reasoning and numeracy (mathematical development) puzzles, peg puzzles, jigsaw puzzles / filling and emptying / counting activities / matching activities
  • Physical development   
Cutting and sticking activities / out door activities / indoor physical activities
Daily Routine
 Children and parents arrive, greeted by nursery and parent worker
 Free play with access to the garden 
 10:00 Snack time with 'Hello' song 
 10:30 Free play, garden time 
 11:15 Adult led activity (parent- or nursery manager)
 Followed by music / song session 
 12:00 Lunch time - hot meal prepared by parent on duty
 12:45 Story time / rest time on cushions / sleep time
 1:15 Free play session/Garden time
 2:00 Tidy up time
 2:30 Home time
The small group size enables the nursery to frequently take the children out for the day. Trips to the park, the Horniman Museum, Tate Modern are a few examples