At Woodlands Day Nursery we follow the EYFS Statutory Framework which was revised in April 2017. This covers children’s development and learning from birth to 5 years. The EYFS is designed to deliver improved outcomes for all children, across every area of learning and development.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The EYFS is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born, their early years experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure to support their learning and development.
The EYFS sets out:
- The Safeguarding and welfare requirements which are the legal aspects that Woodlands must adhere to, to keep your child safe and promote their welfare
- Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress through the EYFS
- Expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of the reception year; these expectations are called the “Early Learning Goals”
- The 7 areas of learning and development
- How many children we care for
- How we administer medicines and carry out risk assessments
- Number of staff required
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning and development. We develop the 3 prime areas first as those are the most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional
As your child grows, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design