Early Years Programme
Welcome to the Early Years Programme!
The Early Years Programme at ERV immerses children in an atmosphere of wonder and growth. We focus on the development of the whole child by providing opportunities for children to learn and practice newly acquired skills.
Purpose built for our Early Learners, our stimulating learning environments foster positive relationships, communication and independence.
Space: We promote the flexible use of spaces based on students changing needs, interests and wonderings.
Time: Both structured and unstructured time of various lengths for investigation and discovery are provided.
Resources: Engaging and organised resources to stimulate thinking including technology, multi-sensory and natural materials both indoors and outdoors.
Atmosphere / Climate: Our nurturing environment of empathy and caring has a positive impact on social and emotional wellbeing and encourages students to continually seek out new challenges.
‘Play is the answer to how anything new comes about’ – Jean Piaget
Most learning in Early Childhood happens through play – when children’s intellectual and learning capacity is at its highest. Early Years at ERV is a place for wonder, excitement, and discovery.
The characteristics of the learning and development of young children are truly valued and nurtured. We listen to our children’s thinking, theories, and questions carefully and help them to enjoy the discoveries and mysteries found in all aspects of life. The children who join us in Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are all given the opportunity to learn and grow with the pace and challenges appropriate to their unique development, a premise deeply rooted in the ideals of Piaget’s developmental psychology.
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