La Petite Academy
01332 774 413


10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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23 April 2018 - 4:25pm

Toddlers enjoyed dance class today!

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20 April 2018 - 4:16pm

Today we have celebrated the Queen's Birthday with our 'Kings, Queen's and Royal family' event day! The children have had so much fun making crowns, waving the British flag, making their very own birthday cake for 'The Queen' and much more. It's been lovely to see lots of little Prince's and Princesses! ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฐ

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20 April 2018 - 10:11am

To celebrate the Queen's birthday the Baby unit are making crowns, shape sorting shields, building castles and having a royal flotilla

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13 April 2018 - 4:13pm

Parents we have re-arranged our porch area to incorporate our bedtime story library to make it more accessible. We feel this is more welcoming for parents and children. We hope you like it! Don't forget to choose your bedtime story book with your child ๐Ÿ“š

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12 April 2018 - 2:55pm

Following on from this morning we further enhanced the provision from the PreSchool children creating their shopping lists to then exploring the outdoor environment, extending their thinking and encouraging imaginative play. They collected 'blueberries', 'lemonade', 'carrots' and lots of other items.

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12 April 2018 - 2:41pm

Imaginative play whilst the children go 'shopping'!

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12 April 2018 - 10:45am

Preschool have shown great interest in talking about going shopping. We enhanced the provision to provide the opportunity for the children to create 'shopping lists'. They drew different foods and we discussed about healthy and unhealthy foods, whilst recalling experiences of going to the supermarket. So the next time you go take a trip to the supermarket, you may receive a shopping list from your child! ๐Ÿ˜

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6 April 2018 - 4:19pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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6 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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4 April 2018 - 4:23pm

The children had lots of fun taking part in pie face this afternoon! If you would like to donate for your child to pie their key person please bring a donation this week for Blue Stars for Autism Awareness week!

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1 April 2018 - 8:21pm

Don’t forget that we will be helping to raise awareness of Autism this week at Nursery. Sponsor your child to dress in wild and wacky clothes throughout the week and let’s celebrate every child on the spectrum being unique.

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29 March 2018 - 4:29pm

We enjoyed having a Easter parade around the nursery today and joining in with various activities to celebrate Easter!

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28 March 2018 - 11:03am

Look at the Tweenies' Easter bonnets that they have made at home! ๐Ÿ‘’

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27 March 2018 - 7:45pm

It’s fantastic to see the Nursery in the Derby Evening Telegraph for our 5* food hygiene rating. Find out what this involves and how we keep your littles ones safe and healthy๐Ÿ˜€

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hygiene-inspectors-rated-derby-businesses-1377599

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26 March 2018 - 12:49pm

Don’t forget our Bedtime book library where you are welcome to come with your child to choose a book to borrow. We have just added a lovely new collection of books to the library for the children to enjoy.

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26 March 2018 - 11:14am

Parents!! Next week, we are having a Sponsored Wacky Clothes Week to help raise awareness of Autism. There will be a letter and sponsor form going out this week, explaining a little about Autism and how the money raised will help.

It will be lovely to see all the children getting dressed in lots of different clothes, including wearing pants over your trousers or odd socks! It'll be a fun week for the children and it's a great time to celebrate everyone being dressed up differently!

All money raised will go to our local organisation Blue Stars Autism Intervention who are a Not for Profit organisation who provide services for children and families who have been diagnosed or on the pathway of being diagnosed with Autism.

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23 March 2018 - 4:40pm

Tweenies had lots of fun at the park this afternoon!

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18 March 2018 - 7:53am

Parents/ carers don’t forget to get crafting at home with your littlest ones ready for La Petite’s Easter Bonnet competition. We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations from Monday 26th March, the last hand in time being 9.00am on Thursday 29th March when the bonnets will be judged. Glenda our nursery Cook will be judging the bonnets and there will be a prize for the winning bonnet from each room. Good luck ๐Ÿฃ

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16 March 2018 - 11:41am

Look what we found! These frogs were hopping around our bottom garden. The children found great interest in talking about the lifecycle of a frog, and learning new words such as, amphibians. Pre-school now have their very own frog spawn which they are observing daily to watch them grow.

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16 March 2018 - 10:53am

We enjoyed dancing to Irish music to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

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16 March 2018 - 6:06am

Just a quick reminder that on Monday 19th March (next Monday) is the under 3’s Parents Evening. If you would like to see your child’s Key person on the evening please phone the nursery to make an appointment.

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13 March 2018 - 7:16pm

We have explored our diversity today with the children, celebrating our different cultures and skin tones. We value and care about each other the same.

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12 March 2018 - 4:08pm

Toddlers enjoyed dancing class this morning!!

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9 March 2018 - 11:04am

Dad's week was re-arranged today, due to cancelling last Friday because of the snow! Here are some photo's which shows the children and the Dad's have had an fun filled morning! โ˜บMums keep your eyes closed!

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5 March 2018 - 11:54am

This morning the Toddlers have enjoyed their first trial session with Jeevan from Action Academy. Here's a snippet of just some of the fun they had!

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Toddlers 2-3 Years

Creating A Love Of Learning

At La Petite Academy, we aim to provide the highest quality education and care for all our children. We aim to offer a warm welcome to each individual child and their family as well as providing a warm and caring environment in which all children can learn and develop as they play.

Two-year-olds are filled with energy and curiosity about the world, further developing a sense of increasing independence - making the twos terrific, not terrible!

At La Petite Academy, the child care curriculum focuses on supporting and reinforcing the independence your two-year-old exhibits by providing fun and challenging activities.

Engaging Your Two-Year-Oldโ€™s Natural Curiosity

Our Qualified Nursery Practitioners help your child meet the key milestones of this important developmental stage, in a childcare environment that provides what they need most - safety, freedom within boundaries, individual attention, enrichment and praise. Each of the two Toddler rooms are designed to allow your child to participate in a range of stimulating experiences.

Blocks: Your child will develop emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically by using a variety of building materials to turn imagination into real-life creation.

Dramatic Play: Helping your child make sense of their world as they use their imagination and problem-solving abilities.

Games & Puzzles: Your two-year-old will learn math and science concepts and develop fine motor skills by stacking, sorting, counting, putting together (and taking apart!) various objects.

Creative Arts: Through painting, sculpting or drawing, your child will learn eye-hand coordination, small muscle control and problem solving.

Water & Sand: Sensory experiences will provide your child with emotional outlets as well as a beginning knowledge of math and science concepts.

Books & Storytelling: Exploring books and story sacks promotes a life-long love of literature and language.

Toddlers have two base rooms to choose from - The children freely access each of the rooms via a connecting gate which have varied activities set out in each of the areas of learning. The children are also free to choose what they would like to play with, using a combination of adult led and child initiated learning. Both rooms have a carpeted play area, a cosy corner and an area with floor covering for meals and messy play.

The 2yr Old Progress Check

How your child plays, learns and speaks as well as their personality offers important clues about their development. Developmental milestones are goals most children can do by a certain age. At La Petite Academy, we undertake developmental checks on all children by the time they are 2 years 6 months.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime learning and development areas of the EYFS: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. This should be completed when the child is aged between 24-36 months.

The aims of the progress check are to:

Review a child’s development in the three prime areas of the EYFS.
Share this information with parents at an agreed time to ensure they have a clear picture of their child’s development.

Enable La Petite Academy to understand the child’s needs and plan activities and experiences to meet them in the setting.

Enable parents to understand the child’s needs and enhance development at home, with support from the setting.

Note areas where the child is progressing well and identify any areas where your child’s progress may need further support.

Highlights actions the setting intends to take to address any developmental concerns (including working with other professionals where appropriate).

The progress check will:

Be completed by your child’s key person who knows the child well and works directly with them in the setting.

Arise from the ongoing observational assessments carried out as part of everyday practice in the setting.

Be based on skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviour that the child demonstrates consistently and independently.

Take account of the views and contributions of parents, and the child if appropriate.

Take into account the views of other practitioners and, where relevant, other professionals working with the child.

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