Our nurseries are a high quality provision. Our curriculum is based on the individual needs of the child. All children will be allocated a key worker at the start of their time at Daffodils. All children will follow the foundation stage. Regular observations on each individual child will be taken and recorded in an assessment folder. This will assist the staff team in planning to include the needs of individual children and identify areas that need encouragement.
The Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) consists of seven areas of learning which we have specified below:
Personal Social and Emotional Development
We will provide experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and of others; respect for others; social skills; and a positive disposition to learn. We will ensure support for children’s emotional well-being to help them to know themselves and what they can do. A range of activities will be provided which will encourage children to work independently or as part of a group.
Communication & Language
Children’s learning and competence in communication, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write will be supported and encouraged to use their skills in a range of situations and for a range of purposes, and will be supported in developing the confidence and disposition to do so.
Understanding the World
Children will be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that helps them to make sense of the world. Their learning will be supported through opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely; encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and in real-life situations; undertake practical ‘experiments’; and work with a range of materials.
The physical development of babies and young children will be encouraged through the nursery with opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They will be supported in using all of their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connections between new information and what they already know. They will be supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
Expressive Art & Design
Children’s creativity will be extended by the nursery’s support for their curiosity, exploration and play. They will be provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities, mathematics, and design and technology.
Literacy development will involve encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children will be given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.
The nursery will support in developing their understanding of mathematics in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding. They will be provided with opportunities to practice and extend their skills in these areas and to gain confidence and competence in their use.