Early Years Foundation Stage
This is the government curriculum which incorporates the Early Years Foundation Stage using outcomes for children and principles for all children from Birth. We have developed clear observations, assessments and planning for each individual child which we happily share with our parents to all work together for the sucessful, enjoyable and harmonious growth of our children.
The government’s aim is to ensure that every child regardless of background or circumstance to have the support they need to:-
Be healthy· Stay safe· Enjoy and achieve· Make a positive contribution · Achieve economic wellbeing.
At Mother Goose Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum to ensure each child grows in a safe, enjoyable, happy environment. The framework is divided into four main themes and seven areas of learning.
|Four main themes||seven area of learning|
· A unique child
· Positive relationships
· Enabling environments
· Learning and development
· Personal, social and emotional development
· Communication and language
· Understanding the world
· Physical development
* Expressive art and design
To meet this frame work we have developed clear strategies in observing, assessing and planning for each individual child and the setting to ensure every need is being met and provided for successfully, this information is happily shared with our parents/carers on a regular basis by each child’s key person. The key person approach gives every child the reassurance to feel secure and cared for, therefore helping each child to make the most out their nursery experience. Having a key person for each child means that our staff can fully understand and meet the needs of individual children and their families.
At Mother Goose Nursery we work very closely with our parents/carers and other agencies to ensure that every child’s individual needs are being met to a very high standard. By working with child’s main educators we feel that this is being achieved.
Personal, social and emotional development
Knowing the difference between right and wrong, sharing, being able to dress and undress, taking an interest in others and in a variety of activities, and having the self-confidence to try new things.
Communication and language
Talking clearly and confidently, listening to stories, poems and songs, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet and writing their own name.
Reading stories and understanding some simple words and phonics (and, look, up, i , go ect)
Counting, understanding and recognising numbers up to 10, understanding terms like 'greater', 'smaller', 'heavier', 'lighter', being aware of shapes and space, and starting to understand the concepts of adding or taking away.
Understanding the world
Showing an interest in exploring their world, finding out about the past, about different cultures, and about everyday technology and how it is used.
Moving about confidently and with reasonable co-ordination.
Expressive art and designexploring media using textures and colours, and being imaginative