The early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a non-
Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however, it depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.
The four themes of the EYFS underpin all the guidance. The document 'development matters’ shows how these themes and principles work together for children in the EYFS.
A unique child -
In order for us to do this we need to understand and observe each Child's development and learning, assess progress and plan for next steps. We support babies and children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture. We will identify any need of support, keep children safe and value and respect all children and families equally.
Positive relationships -
We do this by being warm and welcoming giving the sense of belonging, being sensitive and responsive to the Child's needs, feelings and interests. We are supportive of their own efforts and independence. We are consistent in setting clear boundaries, and help support them to understand these.
Enabling environment -
We offer stimulating resources, relevant to all the children's cultures and communities, rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching and we support children to take risks and explore.
Learning and development -
We teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development. We aid children to play and explore active learning, creating and thinking critically.
Prime areas of learning and development are; Personal, social and development. (making relationships, self-
Literacy (reading, writing)
Mathematics (numbers, shape, space and measure)
Understanding of the world (people and communities, the world, technology)
Expressive arts and design (exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative)
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