Little Angels nursery aims to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment, catering for all the needs of the children in our care. All children are treated as individuals and provision is tailored to meet their needs, in conjunction with the wishes of the parents/carers.
The Early Years Foundation Stage & Framework (EYFS)
The framework is produced by the DFES and is a legal document which we must abide by. It is designed to support children in their earliest years.
The EYFS supports children’s personal, social and emotional development which underpins the other areas of learning and key skills, including listening, speaking, concentrating, problem solving and co-operating. The EYFS ethos is to ensure all children get the best start in life. It emphasizes the importance of children’s early experiences and the impact it can have on a child’s future.
Part of the framework requires us to record and support children’s individual learning; we do this by ensuring each child has a file that is a record of their progress and development. It is also used to celebrate children’s achievements. We call this a learning journey. Your child’s Key Person is responsible for managing your child’s file. Your child’s learning journey is available for you to look through at any time, just speak to your child’s Key Person.
We will be happy to show you the framework and explain how we use it.
Routines: each room has their own routine which offers children the opportunities to choose open-ended resources. Children will have daily access to all of the following;
Children have set times for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack; however, breakfast and snack are provided on continuous provision basis. If you would like to see a full copy of a routine for a specific room, let us know and we can email one to you.
The EYFS guidance sets out development matters, the likely stages of progress a child makes along their learning journey towards the early learning goals, we have regard for these when we assess children and plan their next steps.
“The right to play is a child’s first claim on the community. Play is nature’s training for life. No community can infringe that right without doing deep and enduring harm to the minds and bodies of its citizens”
Our first nursery first opened in January 2000 and was called Tiny Tots Cottage Day Nursery. In February 2011, we decided to change our group name to ‘Little Angels Nurseries’.
1. A Unique Child
Principle – Every child is a competent learner from birth, who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
2. Positive Relationships
Principle – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
3. Enabling Environments
Principle – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
4. Learning and Development
Principle – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important.
Please ask your child’s key worker for specific details about how we use the EYFS to plan for your child’s learning and development.