The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage – or EYFS – was introduced in 2007 by the government to set standards for care, learning and development, from birth through to five years of age. Although EYFS is a statutory framework, it naturally mirrors our own values and philosophy at Carr Manor Nursery, where the children receive learning progress journals and a great educational start.
Our childcare is mapped against the framework, which means that everything you see at Carr Manor – from the free flowing indoor areas, through to the engaging outdoor spaces and including the high-quality toys, books and resources – have been chosen to provide the best possible care and learning experiences.
One vital aspect of EYFS is that children should be given every chance to learn through play and we certainly believe that this is vital. At Carr Manor, play and learning are the same thing and our highly qualified staff are trained in developing children across all areas through a range of different play types.
We ensure that your child will have every possible opportunity to learn, explore and have fun and help them to achieve their full potential.
We recognise individuality and effort and celebrate the achievements of all children – recognising that every child learns in a unique way and has a special range of interests and talents that they will develop in their own means, and at their own pace.
We carefully plan all of our care activities with all the children in our care in mind – being aware of their preferred learning styles, skills and abilities, so that everyone gets a stimulating, rewarding experience and feels included.
There are four principles of EYFS which underpin our care, and prepare your children for school:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
We recognise how vital it is to provide the right environment to stimulate learning. Although all children are born curious, able and keen to learn, they need to have the right environment and positive relationships in place to do so. Our care team work to the principles of the EYFS, but also closely with parents, to understand specific needs and to share feedback, ideas and progress.