EYFS Curriculum

What is the EYFS?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. Your child will mostly be taught through games and play.

The areas of learning are:

communication and language
physical development
personal, social and emotional development
literacy
mathematics
understanding the world
expressive arts and design

For more information on British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum visit https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

Prime Areas in EYFS Curriculum

Seven areas of learning and development replace the previous six areas, grouped into two categories – prime areas and specific areas. The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and of life:

Personal, Social &
Emotional Development
Communication &Language Physical
Development

Making Relationships

Self-Confidence &

Self-Awareness

Managing Feelings & Behavior

Listening & Understanding

Speaking

Moving & Handling

Health & Self-Care

Specific Areas in EYFS Curriculum

The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:

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

Contact us to know more about the curriculum and our ways of teaching