We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a stage of children's development from birth to the end of their first (Reception) year in school. The EYFS Framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support a child's development and learning. It describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest years of life.
It is based on four important themes:
Theme: A Unique Child
Principle: Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Theme: Positive Relationships
Principle: Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Theme: Enabling Environments
Principle: Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
Theme: Learning and Development
Principle: Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Each principle applies to all children from birth. The principles underpin all that practitioners are required to do.
The EYFS has 7 areas of learning, these are split into 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas;
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Language and Communication
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Early learning is the key to your child's future, and families make the greatest difference at this stage. For children under 3 years of age we will target the 3 prime areas for their development and planning their next steps.