Learning through play
The carefully curated curriculum at Happy Hearts, with its focus on the development of emotional intelligence and learning through play, incorporates the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage with elements of various pedagogical approaches, in particular, the Montessori Method of Education and the Reggio Emilia approach, to provide children with the opportunities and experiences that they need to build solid foundations for their later learning. All of these child-centred educational approaches treat each child as a unique individual and see teachers as facilitators of each child’s learning. That is, learning primarily through play and at their own pace. The goal at Happy Hearts is to create a learning-rich environment for your child to learn with awe and wonder while developing positive relationships that promote their social skills and ability to self-regulate.
Our nursery has a high child-staff ratio, which means that each child is given as much individual attention as they need to thrive, feel happy and reach their full potential. We practice purposeful planning and have consistent systems of measures, through which we report every child’s progress.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of seven areas of learning that shape our educational programmes: