At Little Tulips Day Nursery, we help children to learn through imaginative discovery and play. We follow the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth up to five years of age.
The aim of the EYFS is to provide a secure foundation for all children for good progress through school and life. Our curriculum covers all the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to meet the needs of every individual child.
The principles that guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:
A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person
Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
There are seven areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design