Curriculum & Activities
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was introduced into our nurseries in September 2008. The EYFS is made up of a Statutory Framework for the Early Years which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years. A Practice Guidance document supports staff in assessing a child’s progress and helps them to provide the best learning experience for all babies and children. The aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play experiences. For additional information, please click on the above link to the EYFS.
Play is vital for children. It helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. It is through play that our children learn, develop at their own pace and have fun with adults who understand, support and care about them. We want the children we care for to feel secure, not pushed or pressured, and to have the confidence to deal with whatever life brings.
In September 2012, the EYFS was revised to focus more on the things that matter most, and to make it easier and clearer to use. There is now also a greater emphasis on the role parents and carers have in helping children develop.
The Government states that parents must receive written progress reports for their child when they reach the age of two and again at five. At Smart Teenies, a key person will give you a progress report every 6 months, as well as daily feedback because we know just how important it is for there to be regular, written feedback to let you know how your child is getting on.