“Play is not only our creative drive, it’s a fundamental mode of learning”
Understanding the EYFS Curriculum 0-5 years
“The manager and staff deliver an ambitious curriculum, which is carefully sequenced to build on children’s learning.”
Play is an innate and intrinsic way of using imagination or resources to create, explore and extend ideas, creating a foundation of learning through different means which will prepare and support your children throughout their lives. Research has proven that play is conducive to enhancing intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development, three core areas now embedded within the Early Years Statutory Framework (EYFS) as defined by the Department for Education (2021).
HWPP delivers the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to all our children aged 2-5 alongside Birth to 5 Matters. The framework has been devised to ensure all children receive approved and regulated childcare, as well as a stimulating learning curriculum.
The curriculum is embedded with four guiding principles:
The EYFS encompasses 7 areas of learning where all areas of learning and development are important and interconnected. However, there are 3 key areas which are fundamental for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. These act as a catalyst for building children’s capacity to learn, engage with others and above all thrive:
These areas are supported by a further 4 specific areas:
Staff have a high regard to support children’s mathematical development.
Children develop their language and literacy skills well.
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