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EYFS Principles & Framework

Learn more about our core areas of learning and how we carve out an education of excellence within our Centres.

EYFS Principles

Our education programme takes into consideration the individual needs of every child allowing them to grow at their own pace. We encourage them to make decisions and share ideas, letting their imagination and interests take the lead.

Here are the learning principles which shape our learning programme:

Our staff keenly observe, monitor and understand your child’s development and learning, identifying all the child’s needs, requirements for additional support, inclusion, safety, health and well-being.

Our staff foster a sense of belonging in your child, and are sensitive and responsive to your child’s needs, feelings and interests. They also support and build your relationship with your child. We get to know you, your child and learn about the values, expectations and the factors that shape your lives at home and in your community.

Our staff provide a stimulating, extremely well-resourced learning environment to your child with rich learning opportunities. They also provide opportunities for you to be involved in your child’s development at the Nursery.

Our staff provide your child challenging and playful opportunities for their continuous learning and development.

EYFS Framework

Children learn most effectively when they are enjoying themselves and are having fun. Hence, we promote ‘Learning through Play’ as children of different ages and stages of development work towards different goals. Children play individually and as a part of a group, which helps them develop self-confidence and social skills.

Here is the core framework of our learning programme featuring the areas most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning:

Communication & Language:

In this area of learning, children are provided opportunities to experience a language-rich environment, to become skillful communicators. The children learn to express themselves, speak, and listen in a range of situations. Speaking and listening skills further develop the love for stories, books, and skills for future reading and writing.

Physical Development:

In this area of learning which is fundamental to everything young children do, children develop through play. We provide opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to develop their coordination, contact, movement and manipulation. For example, riding a toy tractor, organising the play farm or rolling out some playdough.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development:

In this area of learning which focusses on emotional wellbeing, children learn about who they are, how and where they fit in, and learn to feel good and confident about themselves. They also develop an understanding of having respect for others, social competence and a willingness to learn.

As your child grows, we ensure that the prime areas help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas of learning given below…

Literacy:

In this area of learning, children are given access to a wide range of books and reading materials including short stories and poems to develop their literary interests.

Mathematics:

In this area of learning, children learn counting, sorting, matching, pairing, seeking patterns, making connections, working with shapes, space, volume, and developing appropriate mathematical vocabulary.

Expressive Arts & Design:

In this area of learning, children make connections between different things and people through our incorporation of art, music, dance and movement (to music), role play, drama and imaginative play.

Understanding the world:

In this area of learning, children develop crucial knowledge, skills and understanding which help them make sense of the world. This forms the foundation for later work in science, design and technology, geography, history, and ICT which they will study in school.