The EYFS is designed to help and support a child’s learning and development from birth until 31st August following their 5th birthday, to ensure that the child is ‘school-ready’. It is a legal requirement that the early years foundation stage framework is followed, as it provides a set of common principles and commitments to ensure that children all receive a quality early education and experiences.
There are four main principles that underpin the EYFS and apply to all children in Early Years Education: ‘A Unique Child’ + ‘Positive Relationships’ + ‘Enabling Environments’ = ‘Learning and Development’
Following on from these principles there are 7 areas of early years learning that EYFS concentrates on, the prime areas of learning are identified as being particularly important for younger children.
The EYFS sets out information about assessments that each child will have, at Little Poppets we use a cycle of ‘Observation’ –> ‘Assessment’ –> ‘Planning’ to ensure the child’s interests and needs are met to promote their learning and development.
At Little Poppets we provide a safe and secure environment and take all necessary steps to safeguard the children in our care.
At Little Poppets we have a range of activities and resources that the children have access to encourage the children’s learning and development. We also have planned activities that are based around a theme, which is different for each term; all activities will be structured around the child’s own interests and ability to ensure that the child engages with the activity and has fun!
At Little Poppets we have: