What is EYFS?

At Centre Place Nursery, all staff follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. 
 
This is a very important stage, as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. 
 
From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure. It should also support their development, care and learning needs. 
 
If you would like to find out more about the EYFS please visit: 
www.foundationyears.org.uk

Learning and Development

While at nursery, observations will be made which will support your child’s healthy development and recorded in their learning journal

Staff and parents can make contributions towards their child’s learning journals and this a fantastic way to work in partnership between staff and yourselves. The nursery is using an electronic assessment tool called Tapestry. Tapestry allows parents to access their child’s learning journals using an app on their computer or phone. You can also help your child to learn at home, ask us for suggestions, or check our ideas for home learning page.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

These are:

  1. Communication and language
  2. Physical development
  3. Personal, social and emotional development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the world
  7. Expressive arts and design