EYFS

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We value all children as individuals and build on their interests and  unique qualities.

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.

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.

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The four themes and principles which  shape our practice are:

• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships

• 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 and parents and/or carers

• children develop and learn in different ways (see “the characteristics of effective teaching and learning” ) 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 Framework is divided into 3 sections;

1.  Characteristics of Learning
2.  Three prime areas of learning
3.  Four specific areas of learning

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