As an Ofsted Registered provider, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The EYFS is a statutory framework which sets a comprehensive range of standards for settings providing child care and education to children from birth to five years old.
As we follow the EYFS, you can be confident that we set the highest standards in the quality of our service. So, whilst your child is having fun and making friends we will also be ensuring that they receive an experience which supports every aspect of their learning and development. Within the EYFS there are four main principles each with a set of commitments to guide practitioners in their work with pre-school children.
The four principles are:
A UNIQUE CHILD
Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self- assured.
COMMITENTS: Child Development, Inclusive Practice, Keeping Safe, Health and Well-being.
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
COMMITENTS: Respecting Each Other, Parents as Partners, Supporting Learners, Key Person.
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
COMMITENTS: Observation, Assessment and Planning, Supporting Every Child, The Learning Environment, The Wider Context.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
COMMITENTS: Child Development, Inclusive Practice, Keeping Safe, Health and Well-being
PREVENT DUTY AND SAFEGUARDING
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. From July 1st 2015, all registered Early Years providers were made subject to a duty under section 26 of the counter terrorism act 2015. This is known as Prevent Duty. This EYFS British values wheel shown in the link below show how the elements of the EYFS are connected and remain the focus at the centre of our planning.