At Oxley, our aim is to provide a high quality education for every child, following the guidance outlined in the statutory curriculum. While in the EYFS, children will experience a high quality, integrated early education which should make a positive contribution to the children’s development. Rich, stimulating experiences, based on the children’s own interests and individual needs, will provide each child with the opportunity to develop their skills and competences academically and socially, therefore enabling all children to succeed.
We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Within the EYFS statutory framework and ethos, there are four guiding principles that shape the practice in our early years setting.
A unique child – Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured;
Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
Enabling environments – Children learn and develop well 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;
Learning and Developing – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
These themes are used to underpin the learning and development that your child will take part in during their time in the EYFS. Children learn in a variety of ways: watching others, talking, asking questions, listening, exploring, and investigating.
Play is the foundation of development and learning for young children and your child will continue to take part in many indoor and outdoor play experiences that will help them to learn and have fun!
The EYFS curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development:
· Communication and Language
· Expressive arts and design
· Understanding the world
· Physical Development
· Personal, social and emotional development