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 child to have freedom of choice and a chance to have 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
(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. Parents have the opportunity to help their child choose what they would like for lunch, whether this be the hot food option or the cold food option. At self-registration, your child will be able to place their name stone into the basket which corresponds to the meal option they desire.
*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; 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.
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