Our learning journey starts in the two year olds unit. We have 32 places and your child may be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare “….giving children a good foundation for starting school by developing their communication and social skills” (Flying start for 2 year olds).
The learning journey for the children is planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The learning is always led by the interests the children have; the topics covered so far this year include Dinosaurs, Colour, Shape, Water and Ice, Wild Animals. The activities are carefully planned to excite and engage the children and develop their key skills, particularly communication and language, physical development and their social skills.
The environment, inside and out is stimulating and the staff are welcoming: “Parents and carers spoken to during the inspection were…very positive and describe the setting as 'perfect', they say that they feel their child is making very good progress and this will stand them in good stead throughout the rest of their learning.” Inspection report: Arboretum Two Year Old Unit, 09/06/2014
The Government is increasing the Free Childcare offer for eligible three and four year olds from 570 hours a year up to 1,140 from September 2017.
To qualify for the additional hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week.
You can stretch the free childcare offer to suit you!
For more information please go to www.derby.gov.uk/childcare
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