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.
Staff take turns to plan educational activities and plan the set-up of the room to ensure that children have ample experiences and varied opportunities each week. With a mixture of free-flow play and gentle structure and routine, children develop happily and independently.
We are regularly inspected by Ofsted and work closely with the foundation 2 teacher at Todwick Junior and Infant School. Details of continuous provision, medium and short term planning are available for perusal at any time.
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
(Making Relationships, Self-confidence/Awareness & Managing Feelings and Behaviour)
Communication and Language
(Speaking, Listening and Attention & Understanding )
(Moving and Handling & Health and Self-care)
(Reading and Writing)
(Shape, Space and Measure & Numbers)
Understanding the World
(The world, People and Communities & Technology)
Expressive Art and Design
(Exploring and Using Media Materials, & Being Imaginative)
We are committed to ensuring that each and every child has equal access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.
*We now follow the revised EYFS
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 some freedom of choice.
We cater for every child’s dietary requirements and welcome discussion of your child’s needs. Water is available throughout the day. We ask that parents do not give children snacks to bring with them.
Children have the opportunity to choose either a hot meal or any sandwich option. Our hot menu consists of fifteen varied meals that are rotated on a weekly basis. This ensures that all children have variety in their meals.
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.