The EYFS Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Four guiding principles shape practice in early years settings. These are:
A Unique Child
Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- understand and observe each child’s development and learning, assess progress, plan for next steps
- support babies and children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture
- identify any need for additional support
- keep children safe
- value and respect all children and families equally
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Positive relationships are
- warm and loving, and foster a sense of belonging
- sensitive and responsive to the child’s needs, feelings and interests
- supportive of the child’s own efforts and independence
- consistent in setting clear boundaries
- built on key person relationships in early years settings
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.
- value all people
- value learning
- stimulating resources, relevant to all the children’s cultures and communities
- rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching
- support for children to take risks and explore
Learnign and Development
Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.
They foster the characteristics of effective early learning
- Playing and exploring
- Active learning
- Creating and thinking critically
What Our Families are Saying
Since my daughter came here she began to talk and interact. She used to be shy and hide away but now she is more confident. Her speech has improved…she interacts with people independently and does not need my support anymore.
Parent of Alisha – July 2018
I liked great environment, plenty of opportunities for parents to get involved, regular updates provided to parents, lots of varied activities for children.
Parent of Ilyas Hussain – July 2018
I liked the nursery because it was very open, welcoming and always engaging parents with children’s learning and activities
Parent of Juwayriah – July 2018