The children’s learning and development will be guided by the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which reflects the four main principles:
- A Unique Child – Where every child is unique, learning constantly, and is able to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
- Enabling Environments – 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, parents and carers.
- Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways 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.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development which comprise of:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and language
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
The seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning. We use play based activities to support development and learning. A range of activities, which help children make progress in each of the areas of learning and development are provided. Children are supported by experienced, qualified staff. Each child’s learning and development is tracked and assessed by observations, which are used to plan for their individual needs.
We use a key person approach, which means each member of staff will have a group of children they are responsible for. They are the person who will work with you to make sure all your child’s needs and interests are provided for and will help to settle them into the setting and its routines.
Our sessions are organised so that the children can choose from a range of activities, which will help to develop their ability to make selections and work through tasks. They are also encouraged to take part in adult-led activities which offer new experiences, helping them gain new skills and teaching them to work alongside others.