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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Early Years Foundation Stage


The nursery employs a fully qualified Early Years teacher to guide and plan the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for our youngest children in the Baby Room through to our eldest in the Pre-School Room.

From the age of 3, when they are able to understand and enjoy more structured routines, children may have specialist teachers for music, sport and drama.  Outdoor Education allows the children to explore the wider school grounds.

The seven areas of learning within the EYFS are:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language

Specific Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design
  • The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development. Please see below links to further information to help support your child’s communication, language and speech.

https://www.westberksecat.info/

https://literacytrust.org.uk/parents-and-families/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/parents/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

https://wordsforlife.org.uk/

https://www.ted.com/talks/molly_wright_how_every_child_can_thrive_by_five?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread

Oral health is now included in the Statutory Framework for the Early years Foundation Stage. This has been included because good oral health habits need to be formed from the earliest age. Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it’s still a serious problem among young children.

You may find the following resources useful:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-child-dental-health

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/childrens-oral-health/

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/oral-and-dental-health

https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/oral-health/

https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/nutrition/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention

 

Please feel free to look at the document  “What To Expect In The Early Years” This is a useful document for parents to help understand your child’s development.

https://foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf

Outdoor learning