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As an Early Years Childcare provider we work with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which came into force in 2008, in September 2012 this was reviewed and revised to make it simpler and newer framework.
The EYFS applies to all children and support inclusion, as the focus is on the individual child’s interests and abilities. At Dawn to Dusk Day Nurseries we have a Key Person System, where the key person observes, and plans for the child’s next stage of development, working from the guidelines of the EYFS.
The EYFS has significant importance placed against planning for the children’s needs, interests and abilities. This is all completed by staff observations, they observe the children at play and document their interests, which are then used to create planning.
In order to ensure our planning for each child is effective, we work in close contact with parents, by completing a ‘My unique Story’. This provides us with the whole picture of the child’s interests as it includes their home life.
From the key persons observations, we are able to introduce possible lines of development and plan activities to extend the child’s learning. Whilst we do group activities, we plan for individual children and always keep a flexible approach to learning.
The EYFS contains 7 areas of learning and are all interconnected plus are underpinned by the principles of the EYFS. Dawn to Dusk also use the Characteristics of effective learning and teaching which highlights the children’s development through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
Staff complete observations on their key children which are then linked to the EYFS and a next step for planning is created, once this is done an evaluation is completed. This enables the staff to ensure that the children are within the age and stage of their ability and the staff produce 3 monthly progress grids which allows them to see if there is any area that we need to work with the child.