The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2014) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. PIPS Day Nursery is focused on delivery of the EYFS framework to help prepare children's school readiness and the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The practice guidance focuses on four overarching principles:
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 caring relationships with parents and/or a key person.
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 rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.
Areas of Learning and Development
Our setting supports and promotes the seven areas of Learning and Development that shape the educational programs within our setting.
Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The three Prime Areas are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
There are four specific areas through which the three Prime Areas are strengthened and applied. The four Specific Areas are:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Your Key Person will be assigned to monitor and record your child's progress as they develop towards entering Reception Class. All assessments and observations are recorded whilst your child is with our nursery. These documents will be handed over to you as a parent or carer when your child moves on to Reception Class. These assessment records form a vital aid to help your child's Reception Class teacher understand your child's strengths or perhaps focus on any areas that require assistance. Your child's ongoing assessment records are a very important element to help your child integrate and also cope with this next big step as they enter mainstream school for the first time.
You can find out more about EYFS by visiting the Ofsted website from our links page.