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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS is a Statutory Framework for care and learning in the early years of a child's development. It sets out the standard that children's nurseries should be aiming to achieve to keep children safe and also sets out the learning and development requirements for children aged from birth to 60+ months.

 

At Care Chiefs we have an excellent knowledge of the EYFS and how to implement it to get the best outcomes for your child, children have the opportunity to play and learn for themselves and to participate in learning activities so that learning becomes embedded. We regularly observe and assess children so that we plan for their next stages of development and regularly feed back to parents the progress their child is making. When a child reaches the age of 2 years we produce an 'EYFS Profile' and meet with parents to discuss it, the profile is a type of report that we use to identify where a child is up to, their strengths and any shortfall areas that we need to focus on. Call us free on 0800 612 1124 to find out more.

 

The areas of learning and development that we observe and assess falls into the following categories:

 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

Ages Birth - 11 months

 

At this age children will begin to enjoy the company of others, gaze at faces and copy facial expressions, they will respond when talked to and recognise their parents and carers voices. They will respond to what a carer is paying attention to, e.g. they will follow a carers gaze. Children of this age will enjoy cuddles and being held, they will be calms in the care of someone familiar to them and snuggle in, smile, gaze at the carers face and stroke their carers skin. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.

Ages 8 - 20 months

 

At this age children will seek to gain the attention of others in a variety of ways, drawing others into social interaction and building relationships with special people whilst being wary of unfamiliar people. They will interact with others and explore new situations when supported by a familiar person, they will show an interest in the activities of others and respond differently to children and adults, e.g. they may be more interested in watching other children than adults or may pay more attention when children talk to them. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.

Ages 16 - 26 months

 

At this age children will play alongside others whilst using an adult as a familiar and secure base from which to explore independently in new environments, e.g. a child will venture away to play and interact with others, but return for a cuddle or reassurance if they become anxious. Children at this age will play cooperatively with a familiar adult, e.g. roll a ball back and forth with them. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.

Ages 22 - 36 months

 

At this age children will be interested in others play and start to join in and will seek out others to share experiences with. They will show affection and concern for people who are special to them and may form a special friendship with another child. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.

Ages 40 - 60 months

 

At this age children will initiate conversations and attend to and take account of what others say. They will be able to explain their own knowledge and understanding, and ask appropriate questions of others. Children will be able to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. find a compromise. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.

 

Ages 30 - 50 months

 

At this age children can play in a group, extending and elaborating their play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children. Children can initiate play and offer cues for peers to join them and can keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing. Children at this age will demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults. These are the types of things that we will look for and record in a child's 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' when your child is at this age.