Daily routine At Ladybird Brinnington our daily routines reassure children that their needs will be met. Our routines also provide opportunities for children to experience success in what they are doing, which promotes self-control and self-esteem. Children are provided with the opportunity to free-play, circle time activities such as singing, show and tell. Staff and children sit together during meal time and discuss the importance of eating healthy; children are supported in being able to feed themselves.
Our outdoor area is an extension on our indoor area providing children with the opportunities to take risks during play, use their imagination and most importantly have fun through play. The children also enjoy a weekly visit from Footytotz. Footytotz is designed to develop children’s motor skills of balance, co-ordination and agility. The Footytotz programme is proven to be a fantastic way of developing a child’s self-confidence and independence. For more information visit http://www.footytotz.co.uk/about-footytotz
Our curriculum - the seven areas of learningEarly Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
As a statutory requirement we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum covering the seven areas of learning and development, 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas:
Prime areas are fundamental, work together in supporting development in all other areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The 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.
For a parent’s guide to the ‘early year’s foundation stage’, please click here www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06