Learning & Development
Children's Learning & Development
We aim to ensure that each child:
Our Approach To Learning, Development & Assessment
Learning Through PlayBeing active and playing supports young children’s learning and development through doing and talking. This is how children learn to think about and understand the world around them. We use the EYFS statutory guidance on education programmes to plan and provide opportunities which will help children to make progress in all areas of learning. This programme is made up of a mixture of activities that children plan and organise for themselves and activities planned and led by practitioners.
Characteristics of effective learningWe understand that all children engage with other people and their environment through the characteristics of effective learning that are described in the Early Years Foundation Stage as:
- Playing and exploring – engagement.
- Active learning – motivation.
- Creating and thinking critically – thinking.
The Early Years Foundation StageProvision for the development and learning of children from birth to 5 years is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our provision reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2017):
- A Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.
- Positive Enviroments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.
- Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.
- Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
How We Provide For Development & LearningChildren start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting help children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. The Areas of Development and Learning comprise:
|Prime Areas||Specific Areas|
|> Personal, social and emotional development. > Physical development. > Communication and language.||> Literacy. > Mathematics. > Understanding the world. > Expressive arts and design.|
|Personal, social and emotional development > Making relationships. > Self-confidence and self-awareness. > Managing feelings and behaviour.||Physical development > Moving and handling. > Health and self-care.|
|Communication and language > Listening and attention. > Understanding. > Speaking.|
|Literacy > Reading. > Writing.||Mathematics > Numbers. > Shape, space and measure.|
|Understanding the world > People and communities. > The world. > Technology.||Expressive arts and design > Exploring and using media and materials. > Being imaginative.|