The EYFS Framework sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age. The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:
A Unique Child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person
Enabling Environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning
Learning and Development - children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
Areas of Learning and Development
There are six areas in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:
Social, Personal and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
In EYFS, we aim to teach the children through a range of engaging and exciting topics which captivates and enthuses the children. We use the children’s interests and ideas to help support and guide our planning, to ensure that their learning is child led and they are at the center of their learning.
Some of our many topics consist of:
All about me - finding out about their local community and comparing it to others
All about animals - finding out about different animals around the world
All about under the sea - learning how to care for our environment
All about space - using our imagination and finding out interesting facts
All about people who help us - learning about roles and responsibilities
All about Authors - learning about great stories and retelling them in our own words
We pride ourselves on our rich, stimulating environment which supports early language development and on our classroom provisions which support and challenge the children to become independent learners, preparing the children for a successful transition to Year 1 and beyond.