Academic Program & Activities

Little Companions Pre-School Ethos

At Little Companions, we believe that every child should have the best start to education. As a pre-school for children aged 2-5 years, education and development begins from play and we encourage children to develop skills that build confidence and imagination, whilst learning to socialise with their peers. We endeavour to deliver the highest standard of child care in line with Early Years Foundation Stage. We are based in Ruislip at Acorns Hall and this has a lovely open space that is split into sections for various activities throughout the session and we also have access to outdoors where children can plan under our supervision. We encourage children to explore the natural environment to play and to use their hands for sensory to know about textures that surround them everyday.

Our team consists of two managers, two senior staff practitioners and four early years assistants. All of our practitioners are qualified to work with young children and we have six members of our team that have had first aid training.


Academic program and activities

At Little Companions the curriculum provided to the children follows the Early

years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as implemented by the government in

September 2008 for the birth to five years age range and since then has been

reviewed for a newly developed EYFS starting implementation in September

2012. We work in establishing the EYFS with the child’s individual interests

and backgrounds paramount when catering for the unique child. The 7 key

areas in learning as defined by the EYFS are as follows:-

1. Communication and language

2. Understanding of the world

3. Physical development

4. Literacy

5. Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)

6. Mathematics

7. Expressive arts and design

Within these 7 key areas, 3 have been highlighted as particularly crucial for

igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their

capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.