EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) 2017

The EYFS describes the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.  This is a very important stage in each child’s development. It helps them prepare for school. Working with parents we want to ensure each child’s experience is happy, active, exciting and fun.
 
Our focus is on supporting children's development, care and learning needs.
 
 
The EYFS Framework sets out:
 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Assessments that maps your child’s progress
  • Welfare Requirements to keep your child safe and promote welfare
  • Early Learning Goals
 
Children will focus on:
 
  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development
 
These areas are essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
 
As children grow, then a further 4 areas of learning are introduced:
 
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.
 
The aim always is to follow your child's unique needs and interests through play.
 
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

HOME VISITS AND INDUCTIONS

All new children entering the nursery for the first time are carefully supported in their transition into the nursery. Each child's emotonal well-being is of paramount importance.

 

The support is facilitated through a combination of home visits, induction vists and the use of a key person system.

 

We arrange home visits to discuss with parents their child's care and development to ensure we have the essental information prior to the first day of care. 

KEY PERSON SYSTEM

A key worker system operates and a practitioners takes prime responsibility for each child's care and learning.

 

A child's key person is also a vital link in the communication between nursery and parents. 

 

Each new baby entering the nursery will have three free induction sessions to ease the transition into full-time care.

 

The main focus in the Toddler Rooms is on developing each child's:

 

  • Communication and language skills

  • Physical development

  • Emotional well-being

PARENTS EVENINGS

All parents have two opportunities each years to discuss in detail their childs progress and be involved in the planning for thier 'next steps'.

 

Parents evening occur every January and July.