What do we offer?

 

Being free being me is a preschool which aims to spend majority of the time outdoors in the natural environment. We take children from ages 2 up to 5 year olds.  We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage  Framework and we are Ofsted registered. 

We promote a  self directed learning approach and we involve children in decision making as much as we can. We provide a  safe environment where they connect with others in equality to share, negotiate, solve problems and learn new skills. Our planned activities  are flexible in order to accommodate children’s wishes and ideas.

 

The 7 areas which are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework are available in Biggin Woods through the set up of different workstations. These are: 

Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Numeracy, Literacy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. 

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Assessments and gathering evidence 

 

 

Children  are regularly and informally assessed in order to help them to develop their learning. These assessments  allow us to set new goals or steps individually tailored and to highlight any areas that need extra attention.  

Assessments are gathered  in a non-intrusive way with the use of Tapestry software, an online journal.  We provide families with several  assessments throughout the year: Autumn, Spring and Summer reports.

Age bands  established in the document Development Matters as a guideline are:

 

Birth to 11 months

8 to 20 months

16 to 26 months

22 to 36 months

30 to 50 months

40 to 60+ months

 

More information on the Early Years Foundation Stage: 

 

 

  

 

 

BFBM Outdoors Learning Limited 

Ofsted Registration Number: 2554154                        

Setting Reference Number:   2554155

 

 

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