The Early Years Foundation Stage
Children’s nurseries are required to meet the criteria of the Early Years Foundation Stage as defined by the Department for Children, Schools, and Familes. Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery wholeheartedly adopts and delivers the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The Early Years Foundation Stage has 4 themes:
- The Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
These 4 themes are approached through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which consists of 3 prime areas of Learning and Development:
- Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Physical Development
And 4 Specific Areas of Learning and Development:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Each individual child in the nursery has a specific member of staff given to them as their ‘primary key person’ and also one as their ‘secondary key person’. The ‘key person’s’ role is to engage, interact, and connect with the child and their family.
Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery staff team delivers the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum of learning through play and through planned activities. Each child is encouraged to develop to their full potential. Our dedicated staff interact with, challenge, stimulate, and observe each individual child’s interests and development throughout the day, particularly in areas such as the integrated free flow of continuous indoor outdoor play.
Observations of the child’s interests, learning, and development are recorded and activities are planned around areas of individual interests, desires, and needs, as well as those of a group of children.
Children are encouraged to play independently and as a group, with staff engaging when invited, yet continually interacting with the children to stimulate their young minds.
Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery delight in delivering a broad, balanced, and constantly evolving Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and are proud to be part of the ‘Every Child Matters’ ethos.