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Curriculum

Curriculum

Spring Fields Nurseries and Preschools follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

The curriculum was designed by the English government to provide a solid framework for practitioners. It is an integrated approach to learning and is a curriculum that is designed specifically for children aged 0 to 5 to learn the skills that they are capable of.

Following the guidelines within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Birth to Three Matters, we are committed to ensuring that we comply with the learning and development goals by ensuring a strong delivery of the curriculum.

Children are active learners and that learning primarily takes place through play. The curriculum was composed with that philosophy in mind. It provides children with the opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. The progress is monitored according to the children’s individual needs and abilities, as the curriculum states that ‘Every Child is Unique’

There are seven areas covered by the early learning goals, which are split into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas.

The Three Prime Areas of the EYFS Curriculum:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

This area of the curriculum supports children in learning how to interact with others and making friends. The children are provided with a plethora of opportunities to develop their individuality and independence while understanding their different emotional states.

Communication and Language:

This area of the EYFS is focused on promoting the children’s listening and attention, understanding and speaking skills. Young children need lots of opportunities to have conversations and need to be presented with exposure to new vocabulary.

Physical Development:

This is the third prime area of the curriculum and suggests how young children gain control of their bodies. It also includes relevant insight on keeping children healthy, as well as using equipment safely and successfully.

The Four Specific Areas of the EYFS Curriculum:

Mathematics

Here, children learn about quantity and numbers and start building rudimentary knowledge of basic shapes and measurements.

Literacy

Children are taught how to read and write, as they gain the ability to recognise and distinguish between phonemic sounds.

Understanding the World

Children are provided with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the world around them. They begin to develop an awareness of different creatures, plants, and objects.

Expressive Arts &
Design

This area of the curriculum allows children to express themselves through colourful drawings, paintings and fun activities, while improving their cognitive and creative abilities.