Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a legal framework which provides a set of requirements we adhere to, to ensure that all children from two to five years old who attend our nursery are safe and healthy, and that they are supported to learn and develop to their full potential. The EYFS requirements cover the following;

  • The learning and development requirements shape the activities and experiences we provide for your child.
  • The early learning goals provide a general level of progress, covering knowledge, skills and understanding, that we will support your child to work towards having by the end of the academic year in which they turn five.
  • The assessment requirements detail how we will monitor and plan for your child's progress.
  • The safeguarding and welfare requirements are steps we follow to ensure your child is kept safe and has their welfare promoted.


How we support your childs Learning and Development

There are 7 areas of learning and devlopment within the EYFS through which your child will be gaining knowledge, learning skills, and showing understanding. These areas form the basis of the activities we provide for your child alongside their unique interests and needs, and enable us to plan for their progress.


Prime areas for Learning and Development

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific areas of Learning and Development

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These areas are connected with Learning and Development with each area contributing towards that of the others. Building confidence in the prime areas of learning and development is particularly important for children, as it enables them to progress well in the specific areas of learning and devleopment. As we support your child towards the Early Learning goals for each of these areas of learning, we aim to tailor the opportunies we provide to meet their personal learning and development needs.


How we observe your child's progress

We observe your child throughout the day to identify their interests, how they learn and their progress in each area of learning and development. This is recorded in their Indidual Profiles which are continually updated with contributions from you, the parents and carers, the key person and the children themselves. You may request to see your child's profile at any time. There is an opporunity to review your child's Individual Profile at least once a term, however we have an Open Door policy and your child's key person will be happy to talk to discuss your child's progress at any time. This assessment of your child helps us to identify and plan thier next steps.

Felicity's Nursery School
Crockham Hill Village Hall
Crockham Hill, Kent TN8 6RP

T:01892 770334

M:07884 005732

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