We follow the Revised (2014) Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, giving children stimulating activities that are suitable for their age and stage of development. More information can be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk
The guidance divides children's learning and development into seven areas:
The Prime Areas
The Specific Areas
The individual needs and interests of each child are paramount. Progress is tracked and recorded, and their next steps are planned for using a range of play activities and opportunities to help all children to move towards achievement of their early learning goals. Parents have the chance to discuss their child’s progress with staff informally at the end of every session (time-permitting), and formally at ‘Parent’s Consultations’ which are held once a year.
Planned play activities are either child-led, where the children decide how they will use the activity, or adult-led, where an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity. In all activities, information from the EYFS and development matters are used to plan and implement activities. At the end of a session, every activity is assessed to determine what activities and equipment should be used to extend learning and development.