“Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life.”

EYFS, Department of Education.      

OUR CURRICULUM

EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage

As you may know Schools have to ensure the children are learning and developing in accordance with the National Curriculum, nurseries also follow a curriculum, We have standards set by the government that we have to follow when working with your children. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). At Dots n Spots we follow the EYFS and keep upto date with changing requirements and updates.

THERE ARE THREE MAIN AREAS TO THE EYFS


Communication and Language (CL)

We help your child to learn to communicate effectively with ourselves, you and other children, expressing their needs, wants, likes and dislikes, this is through verbal, body language and at Dots n Spots we use Makaton.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

When we support your children to develop and grow we begin with their PSED; we help them settle into our nursery with your support, we ensure they have a key worker who they bond with and we support them in being confident within themselves. Without PSED children will struggle to develop in other areas of their learning.

Physical Development (PD)

We help children to develop both their fine and gross motor development. Fine motor: drawing, painting, threading, doing puzzles and action rhymes etc. Gross motor: climbing, jumping, running, riding bikes etc.


THERE ARE FOUR FURTHER AREAS THAT ALL CHILDREN ARE SUPPORTED IN


Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design and Literacy

This will give children the foundation to starting school and aid their learning and development, this is carried out at their individual pace and stages of development.


The EYFS also puts many regulations upon a nursery around the Welfare Rights of the child and the requirements we must adhere to in order to keep your children safe, these are more stringent than previously. Considering we are following the EYFS regarding your child’s development and adhering to the welfare requirement here at Dots n Spots you can be confident that your child is being cared for in the best possible environment here with us.