EYFS & The Babysdays System
Our Teaching Approach
Kind Education works alongside the EYFS and we also use aspects of three main teaching approaches in implementing planning. These are: Montessori, where we work on strong links between our setting and family, have multiple age groups, as children learn from each other and we use sensory learning through the environment. Reggio Emilia, where we have a homely environment so children feel comfortable and have a place for their belongings and we encourage individual self-directed learning. Highscope where children are encouraged to be active in their learning through supportive adult interactions and we implement group activities i.e. discussion and participation at circle time as well as during activities and outings. Children are encouraged to share ideas as children’s interests and choices are at the heart of this approach. We also use theorist approaches to working with children especially that of Vygotsky’s ZPD (zone of proximal development), being the ‘able other’ to encourage the child to move on to the next stage of development’.
The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is a very valued guidance tool we use at all times and this document guides us in the 7 areas of development and all development matters.
The Babysdays System
The software was developed with the help from practitioners and experts and is the most advanced online software system of its type. It allows you the parent to connect to the system to view information relating to your child.
Babys Days is a wonderful way of us working together and is a wonderful communication resource. You are able to connect to the system at any time and access all information about your child, our setting, policies, permissions, food menus, newsletters, private messages, see your childs diaries, next steps, observations, photographs, food they have eaten that day etc… You can also contact us when time suits you or issues spring to mind that you want to log and send as a message to us immediately i.e. add your own notes to the system, observations and communicate with me via private messages and diary comments.
Mrs Jennifer Schol and Miss Jasmine Schol are registered with ICO – Information Commissioners Office as we handle paperwork through the settings computer, use Babys Days and use an Ipad, camera and phone.