Activities and Curriculum
The main goal of Keren’s Nursery is to provide a safe, warm and loving environment in which children can develop vital cognitive and social skills, where they will be encouraged to express themselves creatively through fun activities. To do so, we engage children in a variety of activities such as free play, reading, arts and crafts, music, singing, dancing, dramatic play and puzzles.
We have a huge variety of resources readily available to children, based on their specific age and stage of development. Tactile and sensory projects are a part of Keren’s Nursery basic programme. We offer children a wide variety of experiences every day. Activities range from looking for bugs outdoors to helping prepare lunch in the kitchen. They may also include small chores, like watering plants, baking cookies, and cakes, clearing the table after meals, etc. Studies have shown that these types of activities nurture a sense of wellbeing and belonging in children, and contribute dramatically towards the development of self-esteem and independence.
The children, regardless of their age, participate in a year-round daily curriculum. This includes a variety of activities and themes ranging from colours, body parts, names of objects and 3D art and craft projects, games, songs, storytelling, creative play, drama activities, exercises, science and much more.
Some projects are taken home to share with family, whilst others will stay at the nursery. The goal is to have fun and provide extra learning stimulation for the children.
We do not offer a rigorous academic programme as such, because we believe that young children learn best through play, and from participating in and observing the environment around them.
By the time your child leaves us, prior to starting formal school in the Reception year, they will have the following school readiness skills: pre-writing and pre-reading; core strength, independence and the confidence to make choices and ask questions, as well as the willingness to “have a go” at new activities.