Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The EYFS sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. Children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, creative and being asked questions to help their thinking. Our provision reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage:
1. A Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
2. Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
3. Enabling Environments – 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, parents and carers.
4. Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years’ provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development, all of which are connected to one another and are equally important.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our nursery helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.