We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the statutory framework that sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care for children aged 1 to 3 years old.
The EYFS promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and allows for a wonderfully broad range of knowledge and skills that support positive progress through school and life.
At Dovecote we ensure that from the moment your child joins us their early years experience is happy, active, engaging, fun and secure. We support at all times their development, care and learning needs
How will my child be learning at Dovecote Nursery?
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning and development. The prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the three prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas.
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Understanding the World
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. Your child’s teacher will make sure that the activities are tailored to your child’s unique needs. Unlike the Primary and Secondary Schools curriculum, the EYFS is suitable for very young children and is designed to be flexible. This allows our teachers to closely follow the individual needs and interests of each child. Children at Dovecote learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.