Learning Through Play

At Ladybirds, your child’s day is carefully planned, and all activities are appropriately prepared for each age group.

Play is crucial for learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, children learn language skills, emotional literacy, creativity, and social and intellectual skills and abilities.

For most children, play is natural and spontaneous although some may need extra help from adults. Play can take place indoors and outdoors and it is in these different environments that children can explore and discover their immediate world. They can practise new ideas and skills, take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others.

The role that adults have is also important; they provide time and space and appropriate resources. These might include clothes, boxes, buckets, old blankets that will inspire play and fire children’s imaginations. They observe play and join in when invited, and provide safe, challenging environments for supporting and extending learning and development.

We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (Every Child Matters) programme to make sure your child receives the best possible start to their learning in a stimulating and encouraging environment.

To find out more about The Early Years Foundation Stage programme, take a look at the booklet below, produced by Action For Children and the Department For Education.

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