Why Choose Todwick Early Years

All staff follow the National Curriculum for foundation stage 1 children to promote all areas of development, with a focus on the three prime areas: Communication and Language, Physical and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Our nursery room is planned in a way that offers many areas and learning experiences. All our resources are easily accessible and allows every unique child to follow their interests and have freedom of choice in their learning and play.  With a mixture of free-flow play and gentle structure and routine, children develop happily and independently.

The environment we offer is very natural and full of open-ended resources which ignite curiosity and imagination.

We are regularly inspected by Ofsted and work closely with the foundation 2 teacher at Todwick  Primary School.  

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is to help all children achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well being.

The curriculum is used by all providers registered for under 5’s. It sets the standards for learning, development and care, ensures equality of opportunity, and creates the framework for partnership working between childcare providers and parent/carers. It also aims to improve quality and consistency and lays a secure foundation for future learning.

The learning and development section of EYFS* includes seven areas of learning. Practitioners look carefully at children in their care, consider their needs, their interests and their stage of development and use the information from this section to help plan a challenging and enjoyable experience across all the areas of Learning and development.

Todwick Early Years will help your child develop at their own pace. All staff follow the EYFS to promote all areas of development;

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

(Self-Regulation & Managing Self & Building Relationships)

 Communication and Language

(Speaking, Listening, Attention & Understanding )

Physical Development

(Gross Motor Skill & Fine Motor Skills)

Literacy

(Comprehension & Word Reading & Writing)

Mathematics

(Numbers & Numerical Patterns)

Understanding the World

(Past and Present & People, Culture and Communities & The Natural World)

 Expressive Art and Design

(Creating with Materials & Being Imaginative and Expressive)

We are committed to ensuring that each and every child has equal access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.

EYFS Document Revised for September 2021

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Parents Guide to the EYFS:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/08/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended.pdf#

What to Expect When:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

Development Matters

Development Matters – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Todwick Early Years is committed to ensuring that each and every child has equal access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.

We aim to provide a positive atmosphere of mutual respect and equality.

*Todwick Early Years promotes healthy eating and follows the school food standards legislation.  We aim to make meal times an enjoyable experience.  We encourage children to eat balanced meals and to have a positive attitude towards food.

*Children will be given freedom of choice. At self-registration, your child will be able to place their name  into the basket which corresponds to the meal option they desire. Parents will be asked upon transition to the nursery if they have any objections to this. We will always try to work alongside the wishes of all families.

*Our hot menu consists of varied meals that are rotated on a weekly basis. This ensures that all children have variety in their meals regardless of whether they attend every day or for 1 day per week; cold sandwiches are the other alternative.

*We encourage independence and allow children to take part as much as possible in the selection and preparation of their food.

*We cater for every child’s dietary requirements and  welcome discussion of your child’s needs.

*Water is available throughout the day at all times.

*We ask that parents do not give children snacks to bring with them or water bottles.

 

Registered childcare providers have the responsibility to inform the Safeguarding Team Services of any concerns they may have about the children in their care, whether by direct observation of the child, information received or a combination of the two.

All staff have training in First Aid, Child Protection, Food Safety and Hygiene and Fire Safety and attend regular courses regarding care and education.

All persons are registered with Ofsted and have an enhanced disclosure

 

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