Here at Banana Moon Day Nursery, we offer a play based day with hidden learning!!

We provide well planned experiences indoors and outdoors based on each individual child’s interests. Our staff team will support all children to learn with enjoyment and challenge, having a balance of child initiated and adult led play based activities.

We follow the Birth to Three Matters Framework for our under three’s and the Early Years Foundation Phase (EYFP).

Birth to Three Matters Framework-

The Birth to Three Framework:

  • Values and celebrates babies and children.
  • Recognises their individuality, efforts and achievements.
  • Recognises that children have a need to develop learning through interaction and exploration.
  • Recognises the ‘holistic’ nature of development and learning.

The framework identifies four aspects, which celebrate the skill and competence of babies and young children and endorses the connection between growth, learning developing and environment.

These four aspects are:

  • A Strong child – Personal, Social and Emotional development.
  • A Skilful Communicator – Communication, Language and Literacy.
  • A competent Learner – Physical Development.
  • A Healthy Child – Personal, Social and Emotional development and Physical Development

Principles of the Framework

  • Parents and families are central to the well-being of the child.
  • Other relationships with both adults and children are of crucial importance in a child’s life.
  • Babies and young children are competent learners from birth.
  • Children learn best when they are actively involved and interested.

Caring adults are more important than resources and equipment.

The Foundation Phase-

The Foundation Phase is about enhancing the learning experiences which enable children to be creative, imaginative and to have fun whilst learning. Children will be given more opportunities to explore the world around them and to understand how things work through engaging in relevant practical activities which are fun and enjoyable and relevant to their developmental stages.

The Foundation Phase places greater emphasis on experiential learning, active involvement and developing each child’s: skills and understanding personal, social, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being, so as to develop the whole child positive attitudes to learning so that they enjoy it and will want to continue with their education for longer self-esteem and self- confidence to experiment, investigate, learn new things and form new relationships creative, expressive and observational skills to encourage their development as individuals with different ways of responding to experiences, and activities in the outdoors where they have first-hand experience of solving real-life problems and learn about conservation and sustainability.