We believe it is important that all children learn to be independent, curious and confident.
Young children learn from their own experiences. To do this they need to be able to explore by themselves and to watch, listen and talk about things they see or hear. We believe that children learn from everything around them. In other words, children learn through play. This is the basis of ’The Early Years Foundation Stage’ which covers the welfare, learning and development of children from birth to the end of their first school year.
Low level shelving will allow items to be displayed within reach so that children can make deliberate choices about what they want to use in their activities. They will have access to a range of materials which spurs their creativity and develops their independence. We want all of our children, from the youngest to the eldest, to have choice and freedom in their environment. We want our children to be able to explore their environment, to be challenged and to grow through a safe, secure and warm Nursery.
A secure environment with effective adult support will allow the children to explore, and enjoy the learning experience. We will help them to practice and develop ideas, and skills in a unique and non-threatening way, without fear of failure.
Our ambition is to help all children who visit us thrive in these early years. We hope for a close partnership with all parents and families. Through support at Nursery and at home, we will create the best learning environment for the children.
The revised EYFS 2012 covers 3 Prime areas of development and 4 Specific areas of development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding of The world
- Expressive Arts and Design
For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Please visit http://www.education.gov.uk
Here is a useful tool to help you to understand the way we look at children’s development. Please be mindful that all children develop at their own pace and should be treated as individuals learning in a variety of ways.
Download here: What to expect, when? – A guide for parents