In the Lighthouse, children learn through play-based activities which have been planned to capture the interest of the children. During the day, the children take part in a combination of individual teaching sessions, small group adult led sessions and periods of child-initiated time where they are supported by staff to develop play skills and enhance their learning.
The Lighthouse children follow a differentiated National Curriculum, or an Early Years Curriculum, depending on their age and developmental stage. Extra opportunities for real life learning are built into the curriculum and individual targets are worked towards from the children’s Education, Health and Care Plans. When appropriate, children in the Lighthouse have regular opportunities to interact and learn alongside their peers within a mainstream class.
Our Play Therapist Rachael works alongside the children and staff on a weekly basis and we receive regular support and advice from an Occupational Therapist and from a Speech and Language Therapist.
In the Lighthouse, we aim to create an environment which is caring, nurturing and supportive. We strive to develop the children’s confidence and independence and we love celebrating every small step of success and progress.