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Learning & Development

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework to support children’s learning, development and welfare.

There are four themes incorporated in the EYFS and at Jubilee Gems these are embedded into our everyday nursery practices.

The themes are:

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling environments
  • Learning and development

Each child is closely monitored by our professional Nursery Nurses, who are trained to evaluate, extend and develop each child’s individual learning. Children become actively involved in their own learning journey and develop independence and responsibility.

So that your child is at the centre of their own learning, we use their interests and incorporate these into our planning, which is all linked directly to the EYFS.

There are 3 prime areas: 1. Personal, social and emotional development, 2. Communication and language, 3. physical development. These are fundamentalLearning and child development at nursery in Berkshire to your child’s ongoing learning and are prime areas that help support them in all other learning.

In addition, there are 4 specific areas: 1. Literacy, 2. Mathematics, 3. Understanding the world, 4. Expressive arts and design, that include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate in society.

The ways in which your child engages with other people and their environment are refered to as the Characteristics of Effective Learning. These are all included in both the Prime and specific areas explained on the previous page.

  • Playing and exploring - this could be going on a bug hunt, having a positive attitude and approach to new experiences, enjoying what they are doing or going to the woods for a bear hunt.
  • Active learning - for example attempting to use scissors, persisting until they have cut the paper in half or being proud of what they have achieved and showing it to others.
  • Creating and critical thinking - Having their own ideas and using the Nursery Nurses to develop and extend these, for example junk modelling to make a giant car.

At Jubilee Gems, we recognise and appreciate that these characteristics underpin learning and development across all areas, and will support your child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

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