Welcome to the Sunflower Room!
We look after children aged between 3 and 5 years old. In this room our staff are, Rachael (Manager), Alicia, Jayne, Lindsey and Ligia. We all work together to provide a stimulating and caring environment as well as using a method of teaching called "In the moment planning".
We work within the Montessori ethos, enabling children to be independent in their learning.
What is in the moment planning ? Here is a quick explanation!
Young children have a natural desire to learn, explore and question. We offer core provisions and an environment that enables this activity in order to capture the moment of engagement for each child. Careful observation by us is key to utilising the in the moment planning approach – opportunities to seize the moment when a child shows a level of interest and curiosity that can be drawn out and then enhanced and built upon need to be recognised - these are normally called ‘teachable moments’. Written ‘planning’ is then done retrospectively in the form of observations, records of the interactions and notes on outcomes.