Play Giggle and Grow carefully plan the daily activities for all children. Our team of practitioners regularly observe, and assess the children’s development, following the EYFS framework.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe from birth to 5 years old. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.
The prime areas of learning are:
The specific areas of learning are:
A key worker is a named practitioner who has responsibilities for a small group of children and they are there to help the child feel safe and secure. The role is important for both child and parent and is an approach set out in the EYFS.
The key person approach makes sure relationships between staff and children are ‘attentive, responsive, stimulating and affectionate.’ A key-person ensures that within the day-to-day demands of the setting, each child feels welcomed, cherished and cared for, to create a smooth transition from home to pre-school.
Children feel settled and happy and are more confident to explore and thus become more capable learners.