We value all children as individuals and build on their interests and unique qualities.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the curriculum that the Government sets for all early years providers (0-5 years) to make sure that, ‘all children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.’ (Department for Education) There are seventeen early learning goals to be aimed for by the end of the Reception year in school.
The Framework is divided into 3 sections;
1. Characteristics of Learning
2. Three prime areas of learning
3. Four specific areas of learning
We support our children to be confident, independent and creative learners through providing exciting experiences which have real meaning for them. We believe our “curriculum” is broad and covers all of the experiences and relationships we offer and develop.
We work in a way responding “in the moment” to the children’s needs, interests and fascinations.
We support our children to devleop their characteristics of learning
Playing and exploring, which is about finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to ‘have a go’.
Active Learning, which is about being involved and concentrating, persevering and enjoying achieving, what they set out to do.
Creating and thinking critically, which is about having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.