Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to their full potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. When parents choose to use early years services they want to know the provision will keep their children safe and help them to thrive. The Early Years Foundation Stage is the framework that provides that assurance.”
At Toddle In, we are here to give your child a happy and healthy start in life, by providing high quality childcare that meets your child’s needs and interests. We hope this guide gives you an introduction to how we will go about this, using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Your child’s key person
Your child’s key person will work closely with you and your child, to build a positive relationship that makes him/her feel safe and secure as he/she settles in; giving him/her the confidence to participate and enjoy their time with us.
They will observe your child to ensure that the care we provide meets his/her individual needs. Your involvement is essential in this, therefore, we will keep you regularly informed of your child’s progress and, in turn, the information you provide to your key person about your child’s interests, development and experiences at home will help us to build on your child’s development. The key person is here to listen and help, so please feel free to share any comments or concerns you may have.
Curriculum Development Statement:
We set out to assist all children attending the nursery to attain their maximum potential within their perceived capabilities. An individual record of each child’s development is maintained, showing their abilities, progress and areas needing further staff or parental assistance. We acknowledge that children learn in different ways and at different rates and plan for this accordingly.
The staff are very aware of the importance of the positive play environment for the child, so they may develop good social skills and an appreciation of all aspects of this country’s multi-cultural society. Planning of the learning experience by the staff is further designed to ensure, as far as practical, equality of opportunity between all children and celebrates diversity.
We promote the relevant frameworks and curriculum set by the government to support and enhance children’s learning and development holistically through play.