3-4 year old provision
At Stoneyholme Nursery School we use the ‘Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, setting the standards for learning, development and care for children 0-5’ (September 2014) Together with the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance, which support our planning, teaching and assessment of children. This is overseen by our qualified Lead Teacher and head teacher.
“The curriculum provides exciting opportunities for children both in the classroom and outdoors.”
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out standards for the learning, development and care of children 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.
The EYFS supports an integrated approach to early learning and care, providing a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
At Stoneyholme Nursery School we embrace the EYFS which is used to support our planning, teaching and the assessment of children. Staff in nursery will ensure that all children are given opportunities to develop in the three Prime areas and four Specific areas. Woven into all teaching are the Characteristics of Effective Learning. Staff plan activities to ensure that all children’s individual needs are met, they are engaged, motivated and are developing their thinking skills at all times. In addition since September 2013, staff have worked together to develop ‘Our Image of the Child’ and this has made a great impact on our practice and our role as ‘playful partners’.
The revised EYFS framework sets out seven areas of learning and development made up of Prime Areas and Specific Areas. The children make progress at their own pace towards the Early Learning Goals in the seven areas.
To find out more about how you can support the Characteristics of Effective Learning see the link below: