EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Curriculum

At BabybearsNursery, we use both the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Curriculum and the High scope Daily Routine.

Play, Learning and the Curriculum
The EYFS framework sets out the requirements for the care of young children relating to Learning, Development and Welfare and the framework below sets the UK standards for learning, development and care for children from 4 months to 4 years.

A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environments = Learning and Development

At BabybearsNursery, we focus on how children develop; we recognise they are all different, but should be treated equally. Positive relationships and good communication are vital. Children need to learn about risks and safety, how to make good choices and how to stick to boundaries. We make every attempt to provide full opportunity for each child to do their best and we achieve this by ensuring their physical and emotional needs are met during their time with us.
we support children in learning to manage their feelings and build relationships. We respect all kinds of families and aim to develop a positive two-way relationship with parents. We will support, listen and work with the children to help them learn. Each child has a key person during their time at the setting to support and comfort your child during their time with us, and to build profiles and support play and learning.
We plan and check on each child's progress and make every attempt to involve parents and the local community. We ensure that inside and outside spaces of the nursery are safe, interesting and engaging. We support children in their transitions by working with families and other settings: working as a team to help children succeed.
BabybearsNursery focuses on ensuring young children learn through play and exploration, with support for each individual. We encourage children to develop imagination, to get actively involved in learning and to make decisions. We make every attempt to develop children's creative and critical thinking, balancing the need for both the children and adults to lead the learning.

We work towards the following specific goals to help us all work within the EYFS framework:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development, helping to build confidence, concentration, independence and respect. This helps build positive sense of themselves and others and develop social skills and behavior in groups.
  • Communication, Language, developing speaking and listening skills and begin to express themselves with a range of experiences encountered.
  • Mathematics, focusing on number work to develop skills in counting, understands using numbers describe shapes, spaces and measures.
  • Understanding of the World, helping children investigates and thinks about their place in the world. Provide opportunities to explore observe and find out about people, places and the environment.
  • Physical Development, relating to developing co-ordination, control and movement and understand importance of physical activity as well as healthy choices in relation to food.We have two snack times
  • Literacy, encourage children to link sounds and letters with aim to begin to read and write using variety of resources to generate interest.
  • Expressive Arts and Design, enable children to explore and play with range of materials with opportunities to share thoughts, ideas and feelings in engaging in activities like art, music, movement, role play and technology.