We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which provides our curriculum as well as provides and supports children’s learning, development, and welfare.
The principles which guide the work of all early years practitioners are grouped into four themes:
Meeting the individual needs of all children lies at the heart of the EYFS. We plan for each child’s individual care and learning requirements, which will help us to identify and respond to your child’s own learning requirements, and their own personal preferences. We also promote a positive attitude to diversity and difference within all children. This includes making sure all children and families feel included, safe, and valued.
Play underpins all development and learning for young children. Most children play spontaneously, although some may need adult support, and it is through play that they develop intellectually, creativity, physically, socially, and emotionally. By providing well-planned experiences based on children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outdoors, is an important way in which your child’s key person will enable your child to learn with enjoyment and challenge.
It is very important that we work with you to support your child. We will plan activities by observing and reflecting on your child’s spontaneous play and their known interests, and we will keep you regularly informed of your child’s progress through our online learning journey software, Blossom.
The EYFS especially focuses on continuous provision; this enables the child to feel that everything has a place and that it will be there whenever they want it. Your child’s key person will be there to support them, to offer encouragement and provide a trusting relationship. This will help your child feel safe and secure when attending the nursery and will help them flourish.
It is important to note that children will not necessarily progress at the same rate as the published guidance. Some elements may appear to have been achieved quickly, others will take much longer.
If your child attends more than one setting, we will ensure effective continuity and progression by sharing relevant information with them, with your permission.
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