Hello! Welcome to Bear Cubs, an Ofsted registered, childminding setting in Faversham; offering quality early-years childcare and learning opportunities to children ages 0-5.
My name is Jade, I am a wife to Frank and a mummy to Grayson (21 months), and the past six years I was a primary school teacher in Sittingbourne, which I loved! During my time there I worked with many different and wonderful children, and was predominantly a Year 1 teacher focusing on both the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.
At Bear Cubs, we follow the Blossom & Root curriculum: a creative, flexible, hands-on curriculum with a focus on nature, literature, STEM, and art. We also believe that children learn and grow the best through free, child-led play and therefore their hobbies and interests are at the forefront of our day.
- Sessions are run with as much free play as possible. By creating an enabling environment that encompasses our curriculum, children have the freedom to choose their activities every day.
- A typical day at Bear Cubs would allow for guided and child-led free flow play, both indoors and outside in our secure garden.
We offer experiences such as:
- sensory & messy play
- mud kitchen play
- water and sand play
- kitchen classroom
- mark making
- role play
- story and song time
At Bear Cubs, forest school is at the forefront of our day-to-day life. We understand the benefits of being out in nature and so the children are encouraged to be outside as much as possible; whether that may be playing in the garden, visiting the local woodlands and nature reserves, or taking trips. We believe that ALL WEATHER is GOOD WEATHER! Come rain or shine we will be stomping in muddy puddles and visiting the woods, park, farms, libraries and more!
While teaching forest school we follow the Little Robin Education curriculum to enhance and challenge our little ones with their outdoor learning and play.
Key Information About Bear Cubs:
- I work closely with parents to create a personalised settling in plan, to ensure that every child's individual needs are met from day one.
- At present I am only offering my services to children ages 0-5 and do not offer morning or after school runs.