First Step Nursery & Daycare

Curriculum Policy

Children’s learning and Development curriculum for Holmewood and Triangle Federation

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept happy and safe. Key aspect include: quality and consistency, a secure foundation, partnership working and equality of opportunity. The EYFS begins when children starts nursery school and continues through to the reception year at primary school.

There are four Overarching themes for our work with children:

A Unique Child: Every Child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationship: Children learn and develop well in enabling environments where their experiences relate to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers

Learning and development: The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. 

There are seven areas of learning and development; three prime areas and four specific;

Prime

-Communication and language

-Physical development

-Personal, social and emotional development.

Specific

-Literacy

-Mathematics

-Understanding the world, and

-Expressive arts and design.

Our aim is to empower children by providing a curriculum that encourages thinking; that offers opportunities to explore a range of experiences and ideas. Learning is often a social experience; where children learn from each other, learn how to be with each other and learn how to teach others.

When your child attends the setting for settling you will be given more information on the curriculum as well as the nursery policies and procedures. All these information are available for all existing and new parents.

For further information regarding your child’s development, please check out the links provided below.

www.foundationyears.org

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk