Educational Provision

Little Ripley Education

The well-being and safety of the children in our care is a priority, but we are also very mindful of the need to create an environment in which opportunities are provided that allow each child to learn, develop and reach their true potential.

For this we follow the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which we use to plan your child’s unique learning journey, based on their likes and interests. The Early Years Curriculum is incorporated into all our games and activities and the children learn without feeling under pressure. Whether they join us as babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers, we are confident that when our children move on, they will be happy, caring and successful.

Quality & Consistency

A high quality of educational provision is maintained throughout Little Ripley, so that every child makes good progress, and no child gets left behind.

Play underpins all development

Children learn using their senses, by getting involved and playing. As such, we plan fun, play based activities that focus on specific skills and areas of learning.

Working in Partnership

Children’s learning and development is enhanced by the strong relationships between our nursery practitioners and parents / carers. We are also proactive in sharing ways that you can support your child at home and join in activities that we run throughout the year, such as Science Week or World Book Day.

Interactive learning diary

As a parent or guardian, you will be kept well informed of your child’s individual learning journey via an electronic Interactive Learning Diary. Parents/carers can also add to this; we love to read about special occasions or milestones that happen at home!

Child initiated and adult led activities

We recognise the value and importance of both child-initiated activities and adult-led learning. Accordingly, we use a combination of both to ensure varied and engaging learning experiences

Different Ways of Learning

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.