Giggles Day Nursery provides education through a framework, known as The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The Early Years Foundation Stage
Giggles Day Nursery provides education through a framework, known as The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Our experienced nursery practitioners use this framework to carefully plan learning and activities for each individual child. Giggles provides children with new opportunities for hands on, open ended learning in a creative and fun environment.
Giggles value each individual child, we nurture their unique personalities and carefully plan around their specific needs or interests. We also enhance children's experiences by implementing themes, exposing children to new opportunities and interests.
The EYFS is made up of seven different areas of learning, this is split into three Prime and four specific areas:
The prime areas
Research suggests children develop more rapidly within the first 3 years of life. All areas of learning play an important role, the 3 prime areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, developing their ability to learn, form friendships and thrive. The prime areas lay the foundations for children's success in all areas of learning and life. The prime areas later help children to develop within their specific areas.
• Communication and Language
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Physical Development
The specific areas
The specific areas provide a range of opportunities and experiences for children to broaden their knowledge and skills.
• Understanding of the world
• Expressive Art and Design
At Giggles we grow, discover and thrive in a fun, stimulating environment
Themes and principles
The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of four specific themes: These themes underpin all the EYFS guidance.
The Unique child:
The framework states that every child is unique, constantly learning, and that they can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.
By supporting the children and building positive relationships with them, they can learn to be strong and independent.
Children learn and develop successfully when placed in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs, and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
Learning and development:
Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Characteristics of effective learning
The characteristics of effective learning are an important aspect in the early year's foundation stage. They describe the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences, and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day.
Playing and exploring – Engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to have a go.
Active learning – Motivation
Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
Creating and thinking critically – Thinking
Having their own ideas
Choosing to do things.
Your Child's learning journal
Your child's learning and development will be documented on our online app, famly. Parents will receive notifications directly to your phone where you can view your child's observations, assessments, videos and photos as well as keep up to date with nursery news.
Our experienced practitioners will capture your child's day at nursery from the moment they walk in, to messy play, phonics, playing with their friends and achieving specific next steps.