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Teaching and Learning

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS specifically focuses on children aged 0-5 years.  There are seven ear;y learning goals which are used to plan for a child's development. 

Prime Areas

Children develop in the following threee areas between the ages of 0-2 years.

  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

 Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

Progress Checks - 2 years old

At some point after your child turn 2, a written summary of how your child is progressing against the three prime areas of learning will be completed.  This check highlights areas where your child is progressing well and anywhere they may need some extra help or support.

Our Nursery Managers and practitioners are more than happy yo talk with parents in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

We believe that all children learn and thrive when they feel safe and secure. Our nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. We expect all staff, parents and visitors to share this commitment.

We have an extensive list of policies and proccedures, including safeguarding (child protection). All our staff undergo safeguarding training yearly, and we always have a senior member of staff on duty for parents to speak to.

Safeguarding Officer: Jacqui Stretton

If you would like more information on our policies and Procedures please contact our nursery.


Working with our parents

We work closely with parents and carers right from the start. We believe the relationship between the nursery, parents and carers is extremely important to ensure we are meeting the needs of our children.

An "All About Me" is completed jointly about the child, which helps to establish close links and an exchange of information between staff, parents and their child.  In addition each child is allocated a "Key Person" who will be mainly responsible for sharing information with each parent or carer about their child.

We keep our commuunication channels open through the use of face to face discussions, telephone calls, emails, the EY Log, noticeboards, newsletters and parents evening.  We also encourage parents to feedback through our regular questionnaires (CEEDA) which we regualrly review.