Nurture. Play. Inspire.
A Day at Sunflowers
We do have a daily schedule at Sunflowers but it is there as a guide, after all, who know when it may snow, the window cleaner arrive or any
number of other unexpected, exciting learning opportunities. Learning is a journey and sometimes the detours can teach us just as much if
not more than sticking to the planned route.
We support transitions between activities by giving the children a warning prior to changing any activity so they have time to finish what they are
doing. We encourage independence by each child having their own box or drawer in which they can put their special pictures, writing, art
and creations. We do however try to keep meal times the same.
Children are encouraged to tidy away the toys they are playing with before they move on to the next activity. Everything is labelled with
words and pictures so the children can tidy the toys away and all of the toys are accessible to the children.
Each of the age groups will have a slightly different daily schedule please select from the menu under ‘A Day at Sunflowers’ the age group
you are interested in.
At Sunflowers we don't have set ages that the children move into different groups we move them when they are ready to move onto the
next stage of learning.
Aims & Principles
At Sunflowers Pre-School we work towards the set principles included in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and monitor the children to
ensure that all aspects of Physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth are encouraged.
We are guided by the following aims and principles, to care for and educate all children in our care.
To provide a broad, balanced range of experiences, which are designed to be of interest and value to the children - bearing in mind that
young children learn best through play, first-hand experience and discussion
To provide a caring and supportive environment.
To foster a feeling of mutual trust, enjoyment and fun.
To motivate the children, and encourage their interest, so as to ensure that all education is developmentally appropriate.
To recognise that each child develops at his or her individual pace.
By encouraging the children in a 'fun' way, we aim to ensure that they are always self-motivated. If a child's interests are fostered, and their
physical skills developed, they will, hopefully, have the means of self-expression and communication open to them.
The key areas of development we aim to encourage in the Foundation Stage are:
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design