Welcome to Twinkling Toddlers Nursery

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Twinkling Toddlers Nursery was founded in 2008 and strongly believes that each child is an individual, where they can have access to play based learning of the highest quality, accessing both the indoor and outdoor environment, in doing so engaging in play based learning that has been uniquely tailored to their interests and capabilities.child day care birmingham

“Our mission is to ensure that every child’s needs are met by making every child’s interests, safety and well-being central to everything we do”

Twinkling Toddlers Nursery liaises with a range of external agencies to invoke support based learning for all children including those with EAL, developmental delays as well as a variety of other additional needs, to ensure that all children begin their learning from a secure based to build into a successful future.

We recognize the importance of listening to children, understanding, and meeting their individual needs and that every child is a unique and a competent learner. We believe positive interactions are essential and we should tune in to children’s thinking and let them take lead and direction in their own learning. We support this through encouragement, praise and respectful relationships between staff and the children.

 

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The Learning and Development comprises of 7 areas of learning which are delivered in an appropriate way to all age groups through planned, purposeful play with a careful balance of adult-led and child initiated activities. There are 3 Prime Areas and Practitioners must also support children in four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

The 3 Prime Areas are:

1)     Communication and Language

a)      Listening and Attention
b)      Understanding
c)      Speaking

2)     Physical Development)

a)      Moving and Handling
b)      Health and Self Care

3)     Personal, Social and Emotional Development

a)     Self-confidence and Self Awareness
b)     Managing Feelings and Behavior
c)     Making Relationships

The 4 Specific Areas are:

Literacy

a)       Reading
b)      Writing

Mathematics
a)       Numbers
b)      Shape, Space and Measures

Understanding the World

a)      People and Communities
b)      The World
c)      Technology

Expressive Arts and design
a)      Exploring using Media and Materials
b)      Being Imaginative
In this way, all age groups are introduced to :-

  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology
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