WELCOME FROM THE HEAD

Welcome from the Head of Cradle to Crayon School
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Cradle to Crayon School Website. I hope you find it informative and helpful – as well as giving you a glimpse of the quality programme we offer our youngest learners. We provide a dynamic and exciting programme where children are encouraged and guided to reach their full potential. Parental support and involvement is critical to the success of Cradle to Crayon School and this website is one way to strengthen that bond.
At Cradle to Crayon we endeavour to provide all pupils with a fun, engaging and holistic learning environment where they feel safe, respected and loved. Our teachers put children at the center of the programme – offering experiences and activities that encourage and promote every child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. We understand that children grow and develop at their own pace. Classroom instruction is differentiated to allow all children to be challenged while feeling successful in all aspects of the programme – regardless of their stage of development. We view a child’s individual developmental level as moving along a continuum and we recognise that movement is not always smooth or predictable. Simply put, the needs and abilities of each child is the primary factor that guides the programme.
Cradle to Crayon specialises in the support of children who have English as an additional language by providing a synthetic phonics programme which teaches explicitly the letter patterns, sounds and phonology that underpin the English language. Where necessary we also provide small group instruction to support English second language learners. At Cradle to Crayon School English second language learners are immersed in a positive and rich learning environment where instruction is in English, in addition they are exposed to quality French instruction as each class has a specialist French speaking member of staff.
At Cradle to crayon School we follow the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).
The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years in the UK, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that they can be assured that Cradle to Crayon offers the same standards and principles as found in the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Our world is becoming increasingly complex and changes are occurring more and more rapidly, Cradle to Crayon School strives to create an environment that provides a calm and secure place where each child’s uniqueness is celebrated. Should you be looking for a well-established and nurturing Early Childhood programme, please feel free to stop by or make an appointment for a tour with our Business Manager. We are very proud of Cradle to Crayon School and would be happy to show you what we have to offer.
Best regards
Margaret Victor
Head of Early Years