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PRECIOUS TOTS NURSERY
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Here at Precious Tots, we aim to provide a comfortable learning environment to ensure a good start to your child’s future. Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We understand the ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.
Within the EYFS Framework practitioners provide activities and make assessment judgements based on the seven areas of learning: 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas.
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Involves children being provided with the opportunity to experience a language rich environment; develop confidence in expressing their wants, needs and feelings and being able to speak and listen in a variety of contexts.
- Communication and Language
Involves children being encouraged to be interactive and active in their learning and develop control, coordination and movement. They are supported in understanding the importance of physical activity and how to make informed healthy choices at meal times.
- Physical Development
Involves supporting children in developing a strong, positive sense of themselves, and of others; form strong attachments and relationships and develop respect for others to develop their social skills and learn how to effectively manage their feelings. This area also supports the children in understanding appropriate behaviour and develops confidence in their own abilities.
Encourages children to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.
Encourage opportunities to develop and improve counting skills, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, space and measures.
Understanding the World
Involves supporting children in making sense of the world around them and their community by providing opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Design
Enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as encouraging the sharing of thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.
The Unique Child reaches out to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning.
Playing and exploring
Supports children's engagement and investigation and to experience things through being willing to 'have a go'
Supports children's motivation to learn by helping develop their concentration, ability and will to keep trying when challenges occur and celebration of completing a task.
Creating and thinking critically
Supports children's thinking skills through developing ideas, making links between differing ideas and create strategies for completing a task
Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. This is unique to each family, and reflects individual communities and cultures. The EYFS emphasises that parents are a child's primary educator and therefore encourages parents to contribute to their child's learning. At Precious Tots, each child is assigned a key person who is responsible for overseeing each individual child’s development.