Green Top Day Nursery
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and the age of 5 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 that 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.
The four guiding principles that shape practice in the early years are:
* 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 can learn and develop 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; and
* 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.(statutory framework for the early years foundation stage March 2014)
If you require any further information regarding the EYFS or would like to see a copy speak to a member of the management team.