The Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS
The Babies – 3 month to 2 years
From birth, babies are busy, active learners, immediately investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of the world. Babies and toddlers are sensori-motor beings. They explore the world with their senses when developing motor skills. Long before they understand a concept like “under” or “far” with their minds, their bodies are learning to navigate the up and down, over and under of the physical world: their perceptions are sorting out sizes, colours, and shapes.
At Children 1st Day Nursery we provide babies with what they need: a safe world, rich with opportunities to actively explore, with books, songs, and a lot of listening and responding to their vocalisations and words.
The Toddlers – 2 years to 5 years
A child’s second year is a time of huge change: Two year-olds are moving from the total dependence of babyhood to the more independent, mobile world of Pre-schoolers. At this age children are exploring their powers to communicate, to move purposely, to assert their independence and individuality.
At Children 1st Day Nursery we provide the manageable challenges and relaxed environment that two to five year olds need. Staff understand the frequent changes in moods, interests, and capabilities and provide calm, consistent care and supportive teaching.
EYFS – Early years foundation stage
We offer our children a play – based Curriculum which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Physical development; and. Personal, social and Emotional Development.
Learning and development covers the 7 key areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development. (PSED)
- Communication and Language.
- Physical Development.
- Understanding the World.
- Expressive Arts and Design.