In the pre-school rooms our children are encouraged to become independent, ready for a smooth transition to school. We follow the EYFS based on observations which inform our assessments of each child. The Key worker system is essential in order to build good relationships in loco parentis.
We have rich resources both inside and outside which promote exploration, experimentation, designing and discovery. Social interaction is key to forming friendships and behaviours which will help to build new relationships in the future.
Our ethos embraces all aspects of gender, culture and racial origin. In Monkton we celebrate difference.
Mark making is provided in all areas, and we believe that children are motivated by real reasons to read and write. Books are available everywhere, and stories are widely read and enjoyed by our children, as are rhymes and phonic games. We want our children to enjoy and have a real appetite for learning.