Children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. Each member of staff has a responsibility for a small group of children, enabling a high level of adult input where necessary. We offer a curriculum that encompasses the Early years Foundation Stage for children 0-5 years old, issued by the Department for Education and Skills 2012. Subjects covered are child - initiated and led by observation of each individual child. Children are assessed and the curriculum provided is designed to challenge and extend the child's current learning.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what children will be learning to support their healthy development. Children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
· Communication and Language
· Physical Development
· Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for childrens healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
· Understanding the world
· Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan the children's learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting the children will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interest. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors.
For a handy guide on the EYFS that states what to Expect when click on the link below: