Learning Through Play......
Early Inspirations Nursery operates within the EYFS framework.
Each room offers a range of continuous provision allowing children to explore and develop their experiences and learning skills at their own pace.
What is the EYFS?
The EYFS is a curriculum for 0 to 5 year olds, which is the foundation for learning before a child enters year 1 of primary school. The EYFS is taught in primary schools at reception age as well as in nurseries. There are four guiding principles that shape our teaching practice at Early Inspirations, these are;
Every child is a unique child
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development.
Three specific areas: -
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
And four prime areas
4. Understanding the World
5. Expressive Arts and Design
At Early Inspirations we deliver the EYFS by gathering information from the parents about the child’s likes, dislikes, strengths, areas for development and interests. Our experienced practitioners then observe and assess the child and plan next steps for the child, based on the child’s interests. At the end of each term the staff assess each child to ensure they are making good progress and reaching their developmental milestones. If staff or parents are concerned our experienced staff team will act swiftly to ensure any gaps in learning are closed.
We provide a wide and varied variety of activities which are specifically to the children’s interests. An example of this would be;
Child A has a keen interest on trains. Staff planned a variety of activities around this interest such as;
Trip to the train station
A large wooden train was added to the outdoor area
Stories around trains i.e. Thomas the tank engine
Identifying different shapes on a train
Counting the number of carriages and people on trains.
Toy trains set in ice cubes, here children must problem solve to remove the trains
Junk modelling: making a train out of cardboard boxes
Arm movements used to represent the wheels of a train
Early Inspirations Nursery no longer have a set routine, although meal times are set for children aged two and above. Practitioners are flexible throughout the day and follow the child’s lead.
There are opportunities for key group time and individual self-selected activities promoting social interaction and self-confidence.
As soon as your child begins at Early Inspirations Nursery their Learning Journey will be documented on our Famly communication software system. The system allows us to evaluate and track their learning development against the early years' foundation stage but also holds memories, photos and artwork of significant times at Early Inspirations. We believe it is through play that babies and young children learn, grow and have fun. It helps them understand the world and to develop socially and emotionally.
Our Communication System
As stated above, our use of Famly is crucial for the tracking and development of the children here at Early Inspirations. This software enables us to track and evaluate your child’s progress and development, for both the nursery and parents to see. We can make recommendations of home activities and inform you of their daily activities whilst at nursery. We communicate regularly with parents, allowing us to build an excellent partnership between ourselves and parents. We can set you tasks to complete at home and you can upload the evidence of this work to your childs account for us to monitor. Famly is GDPR compliant and all personal information is secure.