At Building Blocks, teachers and coordinators set time aside to thoroughly plan a curriculum that will help your child thrive academically, develop socially and move to the next stage with ease. Our Operations Director oversees the planning and curriculum delivery of each age group and our Nursery School is led by a qualified Primary School Teacher. This is fairly unique to a day care environment but it is our commitment to ensuring every child is not only ‘school ready’ when they start Reception, but given the opportunity to really enhance and develop their academic skills that prompted this decision. Planning for all children is informed by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS.)
All children are assigned a qualified ‘Key Carer’ when they join Building Blocks. Your Key Carer will run the initial Home Visit and manage the settling-in process. S/he will take charge of all personal care e.g. nappy changing, administering of any medication etc. that is required and will be responsible for monitoring your child’s development, maintaining ‘learning journey’ profiles. This person will serve as the primary source of contact for you and your child. Key Carers also carry out formal assessments linked to the early years outcomes, 3 times a year and will meet with you to communicate where your child lies developmentally, setting action plans for your child’s next stage of learning. Your child will also be appointed a secondary key carer who will support all of the above in the primary key carer’s absence.
This relationship will be maintained as long as possible and when it is time for transition, your Key Carer will support you and your child through the inevitable handover as your child grows.
As mentioned above, assessments and observations are provided regularly and comprehensive records of all children’s progress is held from day one.
These records are available for parents to view at any time upon request. For further information, Building Blocks is delighted to have consistently achieved high overall ratings from OFSTED for both the delivery of our care as well as our education.