Alyth Kindergarten applies the government’s EYFS (Early years foundation stage) guidelines to all that it does. The EYFS helps to provide: quality and consistency in all early years settings, a secure foundation for all children for good progress through school and life, partnerships between parents or carers and practitioners, equality of opportunity for all children.
All this is provided through free expression in all forms of creative art, music and movement, drama, constructive and imaginative play. Our children are encouraged to develop at their own pace to become sociable, independent, secure and confident, and aware of the world around them.
We create confident and happy children by encouraging them to be kind and helpful to each other, and to be creative and active themselves. We aim to prepare children for their entry to primary school so that they leave us as confident, happy children, keen to learn and absorb knowledge, and socially ready and mature to fit into the new social group at their school.
Our experience over the last 47 years has shown that the more mature and independant children are, when they enter primary school, the better they cope with the educational demands made on them.
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As acknowledged by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on offering a good standard of care and education for two to four-year-olds. We continually strive towards excellence and development. All our staff attend regular Inset Meetings, courses through Barnet as well as the annual Nitzanim conference. Planning and regular meetings are considered a priority taking into account the uniqueness of each child. The staff plan a daily curriculum in line with the EYFS. Many themes emerge from the children’s interests as well as Jewish themes and may last for up to two weeks.