As and when the progress of your child dictates that they are ready to move up to the next stage and following consultation between parents and keyworkers, Cocoons will continue to promote skills already learnt and introduce new skills to your children working towards the EYFS curriculum. Activities and experiences will be planned following observations made by your child's key worker in order to facilitate your children's individual learning journey. We use specialist play equipment that has been designed to invite exploration and specially selected for quality and play value. This ensures that whatever your child chooses to play with, their learning and development will be supported and extended. The children have free access to many activities and experiences during their day as they are encouraged to progress and become more confident and independent through their play. The environment will facilitate all areas of the curriculum through mark making, creativity, construction, small world, books and magazines, role-play, sand and water and lots and lots of messy play! Play is becoming more purposeful in the Cocoon room and adult involved activities encourage development of language and literacy skills through shared social interactions, experiences and vocabulary. At this stage children begin to recognise symbols and language as conveying meaning.