Learning Through Play
Early Years Foundation Framework
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
We follow the EYFS and use this to track your child’s progress as they grow. You will expect to see observations with photographs, termly assessments and individual next steps for your child.
Ever watched your child line up their toys with military precision or enjoy placing toys in a box or container repeatedly? This is called a “schema” and is a perfect way of learning about, and making sense of the world. More information about schemas can be found here.
There is a free app, which helps to identify the schema’s you may be witnessing and how to support this stage of development at home. Click this link for details.
Play is serious business! Children’s natural curiosity and imaginative skills help children to learn about the world around them. At nursery, Early Years Practitioners are tuned into children’s current interests and spend time observing children at play. Practitioners will use their skills to help extend play opportunities and offer new experiences throughout the day. There is no day the same at nursery!