Introduced in September 2007, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old and is closely aligned with our own values.
The EYFS places emphasis on all children being given the opportunity to learn through play and our nurseries believe that learning and play go hand in hand. Every aspect of our childcare has been designed with the EYFS framework in mind; From our amazing indoor and outdoor spaces to our fantastic resources that stimulate and engage new babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
At Incredible Kids nurseries everything we do is dedicated to providing the best possible care whilst stimulating exploration and learning, giving every child the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We embrace the individuality, efforts and achievement of all children and recognise that learning and development takes place during all activities. This why our team carefully plan a range of experiences that encourage children to understand and explore the world around them, helping them in all areas of their development.
Principles of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The EYFS has four themes that we follow to help support your child’s learning and personal development.
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
We understand that development depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. Our nursery team work in line with the guiding principles of the EYFS, but most importantly they work with you on your child’s progress as they learn to play, explore, create and think for themselves.
Under the four main themes the EYFS have identified seven areas of learning and development which are used by our nursery teams when planning and providing opportunities for your child to take part in. They encompass aspects of your child’s time at the nursery and will form the basis for any observations and assessments that take place. These are essential skills and knowledge enabling children to participate successfully in society, giving them an education that sets them up for life past nursery.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
We support children’s emotional well-being to help them know themselves and what they can do building their self-confidence and enabling them to manage their own feelings and behaviour.
We support our children to make those first moves, co-ordination of body and handling of resources. Furthermore we communicate the importance of physical activity and their ability to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Communication and Language
We provide opportunities and encouragement to use their skills in a range of situations and for a variety of purposes, and give our children the confidence to use these skills from listening to understanding through to speaking.
We inspire our children to enjoy reading and writing and to develop their skills in this area, reassuring all the way.