Home Based Early Years Education
We work with individual children and small groups to nurture their language, confidence, listening and attention skills and support their understanding of educational concepts through play based and realistic active learning experiences. This supports their school readiness and gives them confidence to instill a love of lifelong learning. All learning follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which continues in the child’s Reception year of Primary School.
One to one sessions are usually one hour long and are perfect for getting to grips with the basics before starting school. Fine motor development, writing their name, number and sound recognition. All in a playful environment with activities based on your child’s interests. Sessions can be on White Hart Lane with the support of the resident Love Laugh Learn puppy or in your own home.
Language, listening and attention skills; confidence and behaviour for learning
Early phonics and reading skills; mathematical development
English as an additional language; special educational needs
Phonics and reading can be daunting for small children, especially reluctant readers and writers. It is our priority to make reading fun and encourage a love of books.
Early reading experiences are not always structured; they start with reading street names and bus routes while also listening to the demonstration of reading while enjoying their favourite stories. Learning to love characters in books and getting lost in the pictures are essential early reading experiences.
Reluctant readers, particularly kinaesthetic learners* need to have the opportunities to make reading an adventure, rather than just sitting at the kitchen table blending sounds. At Love Laugh Learn we make dens and read with torches, or read to our toys and pets to ensure they are all tucked up and ready for bed.
*Kinaesthetic learners: Those that understand better through a practical learning style. They need to ‘do’ rather than be told it or read it.
At Love Laugh Learn we use sand and water play to support mathematical development. The children are supported with sustained shared thinking whereby they are encouraged to explore what they are seeing and why things are happening. This supports their independent learning and inquisition.
Every child has specific learning styles. We work with children where English is their second language and also children on the autistic spectrum. At Love Laugh Learn all learners’ needs will be catered for in an enjoyable and accessible way.
We go on Magic Carpet rides to their destination of choice. This could be the moon, a jungle or a desert island.
‘How many planets will we see on our way to the moon today? Watch out, there’s a meteor!’
We also go on deer hunts in Richmond park, go on visits to see the ducks at Barnes pond or spend time in the garden with sand and water and let nature support our adventures.
‘L-o-g, S-t-I-ck, d-u-ck, I can do it!’