We are Ofsted registered and aim to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, which consists of 7 areas of learning. These are split into two parts, the ‘Prime’ areas and the ‘Specific’ areas.

The Prime Area has Three Aims for the under 3s:

PSED: Personal, Social & Emotional Development

This area of learning & development is about how your child:

  • Is confident & self assured
  • Manages their feelings & behaviour
  • Makes friends
  • Shares & takes turns

PD: Physical Development


This area of learning & development is about how your child:

  • Moves and uses gross motor skills
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Learns about healthy living
  • Manages self care independently

CD: Communication & Language


This area of learning & development is about how your child

  • Listens and pays attention
  • Understands what is being said
  • Communicates with others
  • Develops vocabulary and speech

The Four Specific Areas which are Aimed at the over 3s are:


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.


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

Expressive Art & 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 in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Understanding of 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.


As practitioners we observe your children daily, focusing on the interests and skills. We use this information to plan educational experiences and activities based on our findings.

‘Observation is the best possible way to gain knowledge about a child; and plan, support, improve & extend future learning’ Nutbrown 1994-2012.

Parents, you can keep up-to-date with all, by looking at your child’s learning journal which will show pictures, work and notes about what your child has learned!

If you would like to find out more about EYFS please go to http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/

The Two Year Old Progress Report

This is a new government initiative all pre-schools must write a progress report for your child. This is to enhance early education and increase the use of early intervention. Your child’s key-person will write a report on your child looking especially at their development in the areas of learning from the EYFS

The ‘Prime Areas’ and ‘Specific’. This will give you a good indication of how your child is developing and allow us to work together to best make any improvements needed.