Poppit's nursery provides a happy, caring and secure
environment. We seek, through The Early Years Foundation
Stage curriculum, to encourage and assist each child to develop
emotionally, physically and intellectually to his or her fullest
potential. Through individual assessment, observation and
in partnership with parents, the needs and characteristics of
the child are determined. Children will be encouraged
towards goals for learning within the framework of the 'Early
Years Foundation Stage’ set out by the Curriculum Authority
Early Years Foundation Stage
EYFS is based around four themes:
• A Unique Child
• Positive Relationships
• Enabling Environments
• Learning and Development
Each theme is linked to an important Learning Principle:
A Unique ChildEvery child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive relationshipsChildren learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling EnvironmentsThe environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.
Learning and DevelopmentChildren develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and NumeracyWe develop children’s mathematical experiences by helping them begin to solve simple mathematical problems in the contexts of play from songs and stories. Games where children have a count cooking measuring by spoonful all help children begin to understand the purpose of counting. And understand awareness of numbers and sets around us. They need to have had opportunities to distinguish and discuss the different properties of each of the shapes. Children develop their awareness of shapes through gross motor activities too. Personal, social and emotional development
Personal, social and emotional developmentThis is an area that helps develop social skills. They can initiate adults that are role models to help play a long side their peers to relate and express feelings. To be able to talk freely about likes and dislikes. To become confident about trying new activities, initiating ideas and speaking in a familiar group. To maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly when appropriate. To be aware of others feelings and show care and concern for living things.
Understanding of the worldThis is an area that helps develop awareness of our world around us. We talk about past and present events in their lives and in those of people they know. We observe and find out about feature of the environment they live in and the natural world. We explore similarities, differences, patterns and changes in the weather and seasons. We help them build and construct with a wide range of objects and selecting appropriate resources.
Physical DevelopmentThis is an area that helps children to move with confidence, imagination and safety to gain control, co-ordination and balance. To gain awareness of self and others. This helps them understand forces on pushing, pulling, starting, stopping and swerving.
Creative DevelopmentThis is an area where children learn to explore colour, texture, shape and respond in different ways to what they see, smell, taste, touch and hear. We encourage them to express and communicate their ideas thoughts and feelings by using a wide range of tools. This helps them develop imagination ideas through music and movement, art and design, dance, role play and stories.
From about the age of two your child will want to demonstrate that he or she has the ability to carry out a variety of tasks and activities. Our sessions are designed specifically to meet the individual development needs of your child, allowing them to learn at their own pace. Your child will grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Intellectual development will be encouraged by our emphasis on early literacy and numeracy. Social skills will be learned through observing, listening, playing and interacting with staff and other children. Emotional experience includes sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. Physical development covers everything from play and dressing to toileting. Between the ages of three months and five years your child's confidence is growing in many activities, and the need to learn continues. The aim of the Poppit's Nursery program is to establish a foundation for learning. We cover the seven areas of learning. Your child will develop further skills in language, numbers, creative expression and physical development, and will become more socially aware. Your child will develop personal and social skills, and a knowledge and understanding of the world they live in. The Early Years Foundation Stage provide a foundation for achievement in later life, and every child will be provided with a record of achievement to take to their next school.