How our children learn

Purpose of the Early Years Foundation Stage

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to five years, which allows children to explore and learn in an environment that is secure and safe, yet challenging. 

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Research into early child development shows that children learn more rapidly during their first five years and at Shadwell Childcare we strive to give all children firm foundations which they can use as they develop and grow.  We aim to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for the world around them, building their capacity to take in knowledge and enable them to be self-motivated learners who are confident to succeed.

We follow the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) programme which ensures that your child’s learning and development is fully supported and encourages them to reach their potential. The EYFS is underpinned by 4 themes
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1. The unique child
2. Positive relationships
3. Enabling environments
4. Learning and development
 

Underpinning these themes the EYFS Framework practitioners provide activities and make assessment judgements based on the seven areas of learning:

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3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas

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Our highly experienced staff constantly support the learning and development of the children on an individual level. Through adult and child led experiences we ensure that your child is achieving their potential.

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More details can be found on the link below to the Parents Guide to 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..

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Download this document here»

How we achieve this…….

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At Shadwell Childcare all activities are planned around the child’s interests which practitioners are aware of through close key person bonds and regular observations. By planning around the children’s interests we ensure that the right resources are in place to support individual learning and development needs and allows us to have a flexible approach. By following an organic planning method we are able to tailor activities to each child’s individual ability, create next steps specific to each child and their progress reviewed regularly.

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We believe that the organic planning method we use helps stimulate each child’s desire to learn as we follow their interests and engage them in learning whilst having lots of fun!

 

 

Shadwell Childcare Ltd, Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 8JF.