Your Child's Learning & Development

It is very important to us that your child is supported to learn and develop during their time with us and some ways that we do this are explained below. We have also created a powerpoint information sheet which briefly describes the EYFS and how it relates to your child's transition to school. If you would like to view this please click here.

Key Person Role:

Every child is given a Key Person whose role is to...

  • support you and your child during the settling in process
  • observe and monitor your child's development
  • produce termly overviews and progress reports on their development
  • have termly meetings with you to discuss these reports and your child's development both at  home and in the setting
  • be available to discuss your child's development or any concerns you may have in between these meetings
  • highlight any areas your child may need further support and discuss these with you

Learning Journals:

Every child has a Learning Journal in which we collate observations that we link to the statements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Through this we can observe their development in all areas and highlight any areas that they may need support in. You will be shown this at each termly meeting with your child's Key Person and if you would like to take  it home to look at in more detail you are very welcome to do so! This then goes to whichever school your child goes to and you should receive it back at the end of the Reception Year - though you may need to ask!

Progress Checks:

If your child starts with us before their 3rd birthday we will do a Progress Check at some point between their 2nd and 3rd birthdays. This helps us check their development in the Prime areas of the EYFS (Personal, Social & Emotional, Communication & Language and Physical Development) to ensure they are developing as expected and highlight any areas they may need extra support or encouragement within.

Schemas:

Children all learn in different ways and often explore particular themes repeatedly within their play such as rotation or transportation. These are known as schemas and we have produced an information sheet to describe these in more detail as well as offer ideas of how you could support your child with a schema they may currently be exploring which we hope you will find useful!