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Care and learning

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards for all Early Years providers.  

The framework promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for  future progress throughout school and life.

The EYFS is divided in to 7 areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
Communication and Language; Literacy;
 Physical Development;Mathematics;  Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design

As a nursery we continually observe, listen to and assess the children in our care. This enables us to record their achievements and  plan activities   that will extend each individual child’s learning and development.

On arrival at the nursery:

To ensure your child's arrival at nursery is as stress free as possible, we suggest the following:

  • Encourage your child to walk in rather than be carried
  • Help him/her to remove their coats and hang them up.
  • Say goodbye, wave and go promptly.

Remember that parting from your child the first few times can be difficult for both of you, but your child is in good hands. if your child does not settle or becomes too distressed we will contact you.

We encourage the children to be independent as possible. This includes being able to dress themselves, take themselves to the toilet etc. therefore, the following would be helpful:

  • Avoid belts, dungarees, difficult buttons or poppers.
  • Dress your child in simple clothing, e.g shorts or trousers with elasticated waist, T-shirts and sweatshirts.
  • Bring a spare set of clothing in a named bag.
  • Please name any item of clothing yor child may take off.