Welcome to Dancing Deers, otherwise known as our preschool room. We know it’s scary to associate your baby with preparing for school already, and at The Wigwam we take every care in getting the balance right between preparing them for the beginning of their formal education and still allowing them lots of freedom and opportunity to learn through play.
Children are encouraged to be more resilient in Dancing Deers; this means that we encourage them to show persistence and have a belief in themselves that maybe a different approach to an activity will help them to succeed.
Children have free access to a wide range of learning opportunities and the position of the Dancing Deers’ room allows the children to move between the indoor and outdoor learning environment freely.
Children in Dancing Deers take part in activities to develop their mathematical, literacy and mark making skills. These are developed through a play-based curriculum, ensuring that children have fun whilst they learn and arrive at school with a love of learning.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team encourages children to reflect upon their learning by allowing them time to talk and for them to share their own ideas.
As part of the final transition that children experience at The Wigwam, we work closely with local schools, providing opportunities such as school visits, including school uniforms in our role play areas and creating picture books to help familiarise the children with their new environment.
Supported by our knowledgeable team, children can take part in worthwhile learning experiences across all seven areas of learning of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) in which ever area they decide to occupy.