Early Learning Opportunities Statement
|EYFS: 1.1 – 1.12, 2.1-2.6|
At Fabulous Tots Nursery we implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) set by the Department for Education that sets standards to ensure all children learn and develop well. We support and enhance children’s learning and development holistically through play-based activities. We review all aspects of learning and development and ensure a flexible approach is maintained, which responds quickly to children’s learning and developmental needs. We develop tailor-made activities based on observations which inform future planning and draw on children’s needs and interests. This is promoted through a balance of adult-led and child-led activities both indoors and outdoors.
At Fabulous Tots Nursery the curriculum will:
- View all children as individuals with the right to be treated with equal respect to the adults around them. This includes the right to choose when they want to interact with their peers and carers.
- Provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment, with supportive adults offering a wide range of activities, experiences and materials.
- Give children the opportunity to choose activities and experiences, and to develop independence within the curriculum.
- Give children the opportunity and structure to build up positive meaningful experiences and relationships with peers and adults.
- Create a partnership with parents to support and enhance the development of children.
- Provide equal learning and development opportunities for all the children • Ensure that each child has positive experiences of success at his/her own level, in order to give him/her confidence and motivation for learning in the future
- Provide a balanced curriculum which takes account of, and responds to, the child’s developmental needs, and allows each child to make progress related to his/ her own abilities. The nursery does not routinely make use of a television, videos or DVDs as part of the children’s experience while they are with us, but they may be used occasionally with the older children if of educational value as long as this does not contravene any copy write law. Only suitable music, story tapes etc. will be played via a CD player or the radio.
At Fabulous Totswe recognise that children learn in different ways and at different rates and plan for this accordingly. Our aim is to support all children attending the nursery to attain their maximum potential within their individual capabilities.
We provide a positive play environment for every child, so they may develop good social skills and an appreciation of all aspects of this country’s multi-cultural society. We plan learning experiences to ensure, as far as practical, there is equality of opportunity for all children and a celebration of diversity.
We maintain a personalised record of every child’s development, showing their abilities, progress, interests and areas needing further staff or parental assistance.
For children whose home language is not English, we will take reasonable steps to:
- Provide opportunities for children to develop and use their home language in play and learning and support their language development at home; and
- Ensure that children have sufficient opportunities to learn and reach a good standard in English language during the EYFS, ensuring that children are ready to benefit from the opportunities available to them when they begin year 1.
We ensure that the educational programmes are well planned and resourced to have depth and breadth across the seven areas of learning. They provide interesting and challenging experiences that meet the needs of all children. Planning is based on a secure knowledge and understanding of how to promote the learning and development of young children and what they can achieve.
We implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) set by the Department for Education that sets standards to ensure all children learn and develop well. We support and enhance children’s learning and development holistically through play-based activities. We review all aspects of learning and development and ensure a flexible approach is maintained, which responds quickly to children’s learning and developmental needs. We develop tailor-made activities based on observations which inform future planning and draw on children’s needs and interests. This is promoted through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated opportunities both indoors and outdoors.
Direct observation is supplemented by a range of other evidence to evaluate the impact that practitioners have on the progress children make in their learning, including:
- evidence of assessment that includes the progress of different groups of children:
– assessment on entry, including parental contributions
– two-year-old progress checks (where applicable)
– on-going (formative) assessments, including any parental contributions
– the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (where applicable) or any other summative assessment when children leave.
We acknowledge parents as primary educators and encourage parental involvement as outlined in our Parents and Carers as Partners policy. We build strong home links in order to enhance and extend children’s learning both within the nursery environment and in the child’s home.
We share information about the EYFS curriculum with parents and signpost them to further support via the following websites:
|This policy was adopted on||Signed on behalf of the nursery||Date for review|
|June, 2018||F Akewushola||Yearly|