Duration of day care will be provided according to your needs, be that half-day, school day or extended day. We know that you do not stop when the school holidays come round, and so neither do we – Little Malties day care runs straight through the holidays giving you peace of mind that your daughter will always have the highest quality care available. We only close for three weeks per year.
The EYFS Statutory Framework recommends that pre-school practitioners focus on three Prime Areas of Learning:
To deliver our individualised approach we go beyond these Prime Areas, planning activities that cover Specific Areas of Learning including:
Our learning is topic based with cross-curricular links. By planning both group and individual activities we ensure every girl is able to learn and develop at her own pace.
Girls receive specialist teaching in swimming and music.
Our Little Malties day care setting has been designed to inspire and stimulate enquiring young minds. As well as an indoor space with areas for play and learning, a quiet room, wet room and an eating space, we have directly accessible outdoor areas with open lawns and woodlands. Playing outside allows the girls to understand how the world works, using self-selected resources for imaginative and social play, creating dens, and even building water systems.
Our Little Malties are very much part of our school community, something we feel is crucial for developing social skills and building confidence. With this aim in mind we also plan opportunities for the girls to make extensive use of all the facilities throughout the School, whether this be through visiting the Gym to use the equipment as soft play resources, joining in with our “wellie-walks”, or visiting the Pre-Prep playground to use the play equipment. Girls will also attend assemblies and take part in school events such as Theatre Group visits.
Our unique approach ensures the girls are well rounded and ‘school ready’.