Early Years Foundation Stage - EYFS
We encourage the children to learn through play. Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think.
We use guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) alongside regular assessments on your child to plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development.
In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity.
We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use the information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs of the children, to document their progress, where this may be leading them and how we can provide for them to make progress.
Parents play an important part in this assessment by contributing their knowledge of their children. Termly assessments are done on your child to enable us to monitor your child’s ongoing development and ensure they are on track for developing successfully.
The setting keeps a learning journal for each child. Staff and parents working together on their child’s learning journal is one of the ways in which we work in partnership with you. Your child’s learning journal helps us to celebrate together his/her achievements and work together to provide what your child needs for his/her well-being and to make progress.
The key person will keep this record by obtaining information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information is collated and put into the journal making a record of your child’s individual learning journey at the preschool.
EYFS - 7 Areas of Learning
Personal & Social
Communication & Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Art & Design