The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
(EYFS Guidance Framework)
Across all our settings we believe that it is important to give your child the best start to their development and education and therefore believe that as parent/s you play a vital role alongside us in this. We ask you at your settling in visit for information to help us know where your child is, currently in their development. We continually assess the children and use this information to inform our planning to help your child develop across all the areas of learning. The practitioners plan activities that cover a broad and balanced curriculum within a range of opportunities.
Our curriculum follows the interests of the children and through their interests we plan according to their individual stage of development, which will support you children own learning style so we can encourage and enhance their needs as an individual. In 2015 we introduced ‘Tapestry’ which is an online tacking system that allows you as parents to be able to log in and see what experiences your child is having in the nursery, and for you to leave comments and experiences they have outside the nursery.
Planning is displayed in all rooms and settings for you to have a look; you can discuss or get more information through any of the practitioners in your child’s room.