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Nursery and Reception Curriculum

At Lingfield College Nursery and Early Years we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This is delivered in a fun and exciting way through many experiences and activities, using the children’s interests as a basis.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Principles of the EYFS are:

Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape our educational programme. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development

We also support children in the four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design