The Curriculum provided by Land of Learning Nursery
Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people and to the world around them. Development is not an automatic process however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.
A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s “school readiness” and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Four guiding principles shape Land of Learning Nursery
A UNIQUE CHILD
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
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 and parents and/or 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.
The day to day activities are planned around seven areas of Learning and Development, all areas are important and interlinked.
The seven areas of learning are separated into two parts.
The Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Making relationships
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour
- Moving and handling
- Health and self-care
Communication and Language
- Listening and attention
The Specific Areas
- Shape space and measure
Understanding the world
- People and communities
- The world
Expressive Arts and design
- Exploring and using media and materials
- Being imaginative
Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Children develop quickly in the early years and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. The EYFS guidance helps adults to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway.
The EYFS statutory framework is available on the Foundation Years website as well as the Department for Education website: www.education.gov.uk/publications
Other guidance is provided at www.foundationyears.org.uk
Long Term plan