Little Ducklings Preschools

North Thoresby working in partnership with North Thoresby and Utterby Primaries          North Cotes working in partnership with North cotes and Fulstow Primaries

What makes us special?

 

Our working relationships with NE LINCS & East Lindsey councils for working to include all children within our settings.

We are recognised throughout for our commitment and dedication to inclusive practice in Early Years.

Our wide range of staff experience and knowledge enables all childrens needs to be met, along with our excellent working relationship with families and carers.

 

Every child matters at Little Ducklings preschools with no child left behind...

Encouraging speech & language skills through bespoke learning plans for each child.

Our bespoke reflexologist and massage therapist, working with children and young people to help with ASD, Anxiety disorders, ADHD, Baby massage and insomina

How we learn through play....

Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults. Play takes place indoors and outdoors and it is in these different environments that children explore and discover their immediate world. It is here they practise new ideas and skills, they take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others. The role that adults have is crucial. Adults 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, watching and listening before intervening. They value play and provide safe but challenging environments that support and extend learning and development. EYM:2020

LOOSE PARTS PLAY ESSENTIAL TO EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT...

What is the theory behind loose parts play? The pedagogical approach for loose parts is to enable children to undertake their own learning using everyday objects rather than ‘toys’. The concept originates from architect Simon Nicholson who wrote about the benefits of a loose parts environment to child development. The article is an interesting read, and states that “in any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it.” He identifies loose parts as “all the things that satisfy ones curiosity and give us the pleasure that results from discovery and invention.” Loose parts present variables that support a particular type of experimental play; beneficial because “children learn most readily and easily in a laboratory type environment where they can experiment, enjoy and find out things for themselves.” Pacey:2020

LOOSE PARTS PLAY

Expressive arts

Mathematical loose parts learning

We offer drop off and pick ups from local schools.

Cooked evening meal.

Fantastic connections with the local community.

Village walks.

Linked learning and partnership with Primary school foundation stage classes.

Wonderful parent and carer partnerships.

British values

We are recognised by the local authority for our work with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We are recognised for promoting equality in the workplace for students with disabilities