Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe, and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The EYFS seeks to provide:

  • quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • a secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each individual child, and assessing and reviewing what they have learned regularly
  • partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
  • equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported

Here at Little Angels, we recognise that the early years are the most crucial years of a child’s life and will impact the rest of their adult life. Therefore, we strive to instil a lifetime love of learning in your little ones, with the support, teaching, learning & care from our experienced staff team. Each child will be assigned a key-worker in their room & the key-worker will then create a development file for your child. This file will hold observations that the staff complete on your child, as well as photographs and artwork. You can ask to see your child’s development file at any time, just speak to their key-worker. We prioritise our staff spending quality time with the children over paperwork, therefore children will have 1 observation a week, as well as an ‘end of term assessment’ at the end of the term to check & share with you your child’s progress.

Check out this link to see the EYFS Statutory Framework.

Check out BBC tiny happy people for child development questions & activities for all ages.

Check out this link to find contact details for the ‘Start Well Team’.