Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to ensure that when our parents choose Learning Spaces Nursery, they can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.

There are four overarching principles of the EYFS, which shape our practice;
  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self- assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The EYFS has seven areas of development and learning;
Prime areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language Listening and attention
Specific areas
Literacy Reading
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World People and communities
The World
Expressive Arts and Design Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative


How We Provide for Development and Learning

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our nursery helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. Our Nursery provides endless open-ended play opportunities for children, providing them with many sensory, physical and cognitive and social situations.

We support children whose first language is Arabic with a full time qualified Arabic teacher, she will provide the children with Arabic studies, Arabic stories and poems, local cultural awareness and celebrate National Traditions and Celebrations. We can also offer children an additional language of Spanish and French.

Observations & Assessments

We support children’s learning with continuous observations and assessments; this is achieved using several methods. Daily observations on child initiated activities and adult led activities, which then support the individual children’s planning and next steps in their learning and developing. We collate evidence for children’s learning journals which are updated by the child’s key person, this will include pictures, photographs, samples of work, collections of artwork and parental communications and feedback.

Mid Term and End of Year Reports

Twice a year we shall prepare the reports to share with the parents and carers. This will be available for parents to access at any time to look through and contribute towards. The documentation contained within these reports is a summary of all the child’s achievements and is a celebration of their time during the nursery.

Special Educational Needs

We believe that all children have the right to the best early years education, regardless of their abilities. We can support children with special rights with our team of educational specialists and Child Psychologist.