Our nurseries and preschools follow the government based framework for early learning called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The EYFS is split into four themes: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning ad Development. These four themes are the key principles that underpin effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children.
A Unique Child commits to child development, inclusive practice, keeping safe and health and wellbeing.
Positive Relationships commits to respecting each-other, parents as partners, supporting learning and the key person approach.
Enabling Environments commits to observation, planning and assessment of children, supporting every child, the learning environment and the wider context (e.g. working in partnership with other settings, professionals and community groups).
Learning and Development commits to play and exploration, active learning, creativity and critical thinking and areas of learning and development. Learning and development is made up of seven areas:
• Communication, language
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Physical development
• Expressive art and design
• Understanding of the world