Early Years Foundation Stage

The Daycare follows the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Young children learn best through play, and play underpins the EYFS and all aspects of children’s learning. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills.

For most children play is spontaneous and natural but all children need highly skilled teachers to support and extend their learning. Children need to use all of their senses to explore and investigate and make sense of the world around them and experience a wide variety of activities first-hand through indoor and outdoor environments.

Our practitioners will learn and discover alongside your child and share their wonder, planning opportunities from children’s interests and first hand experiences.

Our curriculum reflects our multi-cultural society and provides for diversity and equality of opportunity.

What to Expect When

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring - Finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, being willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning - Being involved and concentrating, keeping on trying, enjoying and achieving what they set out to do
Creating and Thinking Critically – Having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.

Prime Areas
PSED – Personal, Social and Emotional Development
CL - Communication and Language
PD – Physical Development

Specific Areas
L – Literacy
M – Mathematics
UW – Understanding the World
EAD – Expressive Arts and Design