The Prime Areas

Personal, Social &
Emotional Development
Communication &Language Physical
Development
Making Relationships

Self-Confidence &
Self-Awareness

Managing Feelings &
Behavior

Listening &
AttentionUnderstanding
Speaking
Moving & Handling

Health & Self-Carer

The Specific Areas

Literacy Mathematics Understanding of
the World
Expressive Arts
& Design
Reading & Writing Numbers

Shape, Space &
Measure

People &
Communities & The
World Technology
Exploring using
Media & Materials
and being
imaginative

Methodology

Our planning is created on a monthly and weekly basis. The monthly planning
consists of the developmental milestones within each child’s age range. Our
qualified early year’s practitioners use these as a basic guideline towards their
key children’s goals and create the weekly planning accordingly.

Observations are a key part of the EYFS, and we ensure that these a daily
occurrence within our nursery.

Should a child be struggling to reach a certain milestone, the planning is then
adapted accordingly allowing them to reach their full potential. The same
applies for children that are excelling within a certain area; we then adapt the
activities to ensure that the children are challenged continuously. In a fun and
stimulating way.

Learning Journals

Learning Journals are a creative documentation of each child’s journey within
Dalia Nursery. Starting from their very first day and continuing right through to
their last day within our care.

Within the learning journal the contents are

  • Front cover
  • Family Page
  • About me page
  • Teacher Information
  • Observations and photographic evidence throughout the year
  • Developmental milestones for relevant age
  • Term 1 & 2 reports