Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) British curriculum at Gummy Bear Nursery. The EYFS framework provides standards and expectations for the development of children up to aged five years. At Gummy Bear Nursery, your child will be learning new skills, acquiring knowledge, and demonstrating their understanding through the seven areas of learning and development through a holistic, hands on, and play based approach.
The following are the principles that guide our curriculum:
- A unique child
We recognize that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured. The commitments are focused on development; inclusion; safety; and health and well-being.
- Positive relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person. The commitments are focused on respect; partnership with parents; supporting learning; and the role of the key person.
- Enabling Environments
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. The commitments are focused on observations, assessment, and planning; support for every child; the learning environment; and the wider context – transitions, continuity, and multi-agency working.
- Learning and Development
We recognize that the children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
A modern play-based approach allows the following developmental areas/skills to be enhanced throughout your child’s time in our dynamic and child-focused foundation Stage setting:
- 7 Areas of Learning
- Early Learning Goals