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Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet delivers the highest standards of Care & Education for all children who attend our setting. Our practice is delivered in accordance with a statutory framework called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which was established by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (formerly the Department for Education and Skills). The EYFS sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care for children aged from birth to five - and just like other day nurseries, pre-schools and child-minders we are required to deliver the EYFS Framework. Parkside Pre-School days are structured with the ability to be flexible, we offer children choice in a variety of ways which encourages confidence and independence from an early age. All children are unique individuals and our staff ensure that they are well supported to maximise the learning opportunities, which they create for themselves. Our children learn through play and new experiences, staff plan for the correct balance of child initiated and adult led activities according to their age and stage of development. We offer a range of Montessori and traditional equipment which dovetail to support the EYFS system.

Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet delivers the highest standards of care and educationParkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet delivers the highest standards of care and educationThe Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework for children from birth to five years, the overall aims of the frame work is to help children achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well being. The framework has four distinct but complementary themes: -

    •   A Unique Child, recognises that every child is competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. 
    •   Positive Relationships, describes how children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key worker. 
    •   Enabling Environments explains that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children development and learning. 
    •   Learning and Development recognises that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected. 

Parkside Pre-School environments ensure that activities and resources support children to achieve within all areas of learning----- The Prime areas = Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language / The Specific areas = Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive arts and design. Each child is a focus child once a term. Detailed notes are made for a week to ensure that we get an accurate picture of your child’s development. Key workers are also making notes and observations throughout the term. Parents are welcome to access their child’s written learning journal at any point. We also welcome your feedback and input into the journal.

Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet operates two distinct areas: Bears (18 months - rising 3) & Penguins (3 years- 5 years). This is to ensure your children are working within their own peer group and learning at the correct pace in our nursery. Our aim is to develop confident secure happy well educated children who are ready to start school.

Fruit Time

Fruit preparation is part of every session in Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, BarnetFruit preparation is part of every session in Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet

Fruit preparation is part of every session at Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet. Your child brings a piece of fruit to share with their friends. They all participate in cutting and preparing the food. Children are encouraged to wash the fruit, and their hands. They learn about hygiene and most importantly how to share and be kind to one another. Meal times are an important learning experience. Children usually bring packed lunches. However, you can purchase a healthy hot child’s lunch from the café area. Sadly we don’t have a kitchen. We will however heat up your food from home and ensure it is served at the correct temperature. All staff of Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet hold hygiene certificates and we have a 5* in food preparation from Barnet Council.

In addition to milk or water at meal times, drinking water and milk is always available throughout the day. Our children access their own drinking cups and independently refill these throughout the day, children develop their independence by accessing their own drinking cup and particularly enjoy retrieving cups for their friends.

To enquiry a booking in Parkside Pre-School, visit the Contact Us page to drop us an email.

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Parkside Pre-School in Mill Hill, Barnet has been awarded 'Outstanding' in the Ofsted report 2011 and 2016. Click on the link below to download the full report of Parkside Pre-School (URN EY422675). Ofsted Outstanding Award
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Address: Virgin Active Health Club, Langstone Way, Mill Hill East, NW7 1GU / Tel: 07788 588969 or 07949 308 694 / Email: (Amanda)
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