At Honeypot Nursery we understand that parents need to feel confident when choosing early years services that will keep their children safe and help them to thrive. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and to support and fulfill their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework that provides that assurance.
A core feature of the EYFS is to encourage children to learn through play.
Play is vital for children. It is through play that babies and young children learn through experiences and opportunities about the world around them enabling them to grow and have fun!
What are the 6 areas of learning that supports children’s development in the EYFS?
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Our children learn how to look after themselves, to help others and to take care of the environment. They often work individually, developing concentration and character, but at the same time form a united whole – “a cohesive society”. The children also work in small and large groups and develop relationships with other children and adults. Through activities, conversation and example they learn how to express their own emotions and to respect for the feelings of others.
• Communication, Language and Literacy
Our children are encouraged to communicate effectively, with adults and other children, in a variety of individual, small and large group situations. They are helped to extend their vocabulary through stories, rhymes, songs, role play and the use of educational materials. Books, both fiction and reference, are freely available for the children to explore and at the appropriate time in their development they are taught the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. A wide range of language materials are available to enable the children to learn to read and write at their own pace within a carefully planned phonetic scheme.