Young children and babies are learning all the time. At The Column Nursery children learn through play, repeating and refining activities, through conversation with adults and other children, the nursery environment and with planned focused activities and events.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2014) reminds us that 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.
The EYFS uses the term Learning and Development to describe seven areas of learning. These are all related to each other; however, they are divided into Prime and Specific Areas. Children are expected to ch
The Prime Areas are;
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language
Listening and attention
The Specific areas are;
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
People and communities
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
Staff differentiate learning for individuals as they work, through use of language, questions and the level of support an individual child needs with an activity. During focus teaching times children are grouped at age/stage appropriate levels for specific activities.
Staff provide a balance of adult-led and child-led activities that help children to think critically, play and explore and be active and creative learners
When children leave us to move on to school they are independent, able to participate in a conversation, can conform in a group situation, sit and listen, take turns and enjoy learning and are ready to begin the next stage of their educational journey.