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Areas of Learning covered in the curriculum

Training is a very important aspect of development for the staff at Union Grove Nursery, in order to continue the excellent standards of good practice we continuously strive to maintain a high level of training and development which is designated over 3 days per year. A high standard of training enables our Early Years practitioners to fully implement the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles Curriculum.

The over arching aim of the EYFSP is to help young children achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes of Staying Safe, Being Healthy, Enjoying and Achieving, Making a positive contribution and Achieving economic well being.

 

Learning and Development

The EYFS is made up of seven areas of Learning and Development. All areas of Learning and Development are connected to one another and are equally important;  they are underpinned by the principles of the revised EYFS Development Matters 2012. The seven areas of Learning and Development together make up the skills, knowledge and experiences appropriate for babies and children as they grow, learn and develop.

Although these are presented as separate areas, it is important to remember that for children everything links and nothing is compartmentalised. The challenge for practitioners is to ensure that children’s learning and development occur as an outcome of their individual interests and abilities and that planning for learning and development takes account of these.

The Areas of Learning and Development are as follows and educational programmes must involve activities and experiences for children, as follows.

• Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

• Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

• Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

• Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

• Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

• Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

• Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities

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Union Grove Nursery

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Site 1

41 Union Grove, Stockwell
London, SW8 2QJ

Site 2

110 Union Road, Stockwell
London, SW8 2SH

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