Early Years Foundation Stage
The Nursery Manager guides and plans the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for our youngest children in the Baby Room through to our eldest in the Pre-School Room.
Children in their final year of the Pre-School Room, who are able to understand and enjoy more structured routines, may have specialist teachers for Music, Sport, French and Drama. Outdoor Education allows all the children to explore the wider school grounds.
The seven areas of learning within the EYFS are:
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication & Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
Communication, Language and Speech
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:
Every Child A Talker - West Berkshire
Parents and Families - National Literacy Trust
Help for Parents - Speech and Language UK
Words for Life - National Literacy Trust
Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five - Ted Talks
Talk Together: Helping babies and young children learn skills for talking - I Can
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 amongst young children.
You may find the following resources useful:
Health matters: child dental health
Children's Oral Health Advice - elearning for healthcare
Oral and dental health - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Nutrition in the early years - Pacey
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 better understand their child’s development.