The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is delivered through carefully planned activities and play opportunities to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and experience the best possible start to their education. The EYFS sets out seven ’Areas of Learning and Development‘ and together these make up the skills, knowledge and experiences appropriate for children as they grow, learn and develop. They are:
The Prime areas are fundamental, work together and move through to support development in all other areas. The Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. Together they provide a balanced nursery curriculum.
4Children along with the DfE have published a really good guide that explains what your child should roughly be doing at each stage of their development, along with some ideas to help at home.
How we promote and teach British valuesAt Ivytree Nursery we value all of our children and families. We promote mutual respect and are an inclusive setting. We want children to be independent learners so that they can make their own choices and build and develop strong relationships and friendships. We want children to join in and try their best and to follow our simple rainbow rules.
All of these things are the foundations for growing in to good citizens and promote the ‘British Values’ of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.