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Our Approach

At Yellow Penguin our aim is to give the children in our care the best possible start in life.

We provide childcare that encourages children to develop socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically in a safe, fun, and stimulating environment. We have created bright and welcoming spaces that allow children the freedom to explore, express themselves, learn, and interact and build relationships with staff and other children.

We are committed to providing a flexible, value-for-money, and trustworthy service to parents and children.

We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and use the Early Years Outcomes to monitor and record your child’s development. However, we are also guided by leading theories in Early Years education such as those of Maria Montessori, who believed in creating children who are independent and self- sufficient, and the Reggio Emilia approach, which builds on children’s creativity where they take a lead in their learning and development. The EYFS acts as a ‘golden thread’ pulling together all of the principles and research that underpin the requirements for teaching and learning of babies and young children.

Because children learn most effectively when they’re having fun, we focus on learning through purposeful “child-led” play – but guiding, prompting, challenging, using open questions, and encouraging them throughout the day. Through these interactions we empower children to choose, reason, reflect, imagine and empathise to build their confidence and self-esteem

It is our responsibility to help children experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live and to give children the best possible start to their early education. We use our curriculum and planning to enhance children’s “cultural capital” (the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success). We develop our curriculum to enhance the experience and opportunities available to children, particularly the most disadvantaged.

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