As an early years establishment registered with OFSTED we are required to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Since its inception in 2008 our staff have attended many training courses on the EYFS and we all feel very positive about using it. We work very closely with our nursery families to really get to know your child, and welcome input from parents. We observe children to plan exciting activities appropriate to developmental needs and children’s interests. Planning is always flexible so we can meet the changing needs of the children.
There have been some revisions to the EYFS for September 2012, and we have attended briefings to get ready for them.
A unique child
Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/ or a key person.
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s learning and development
Learning and development
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
Young children develop and learn best through play and first hand experience.
Practitioners provide your child with a range of appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills.
The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following areas at the end of their reception year at school.
Prime Areas of Learning and Development
Specific Areas of Learning and Development
For further information go to www.foundationyears.org.uk