Prenton Penguins
Penguins Nurseries
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.  Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.

Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The 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 and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

At Prenton Penguins your child will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning and development as set out in the EYFS.

The three Prime areas that are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

The other four areas are known as the Specific areas, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied are:



Understanding the world

Expressive Arts and Design

These areas of learning are all interconnected so any activity your child does will support them in all areas of learning.

Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates and at Prenton Penguins we recognise that each child is unique. At all times the children’s individual needs, interests and stage of development will be considered in order to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience in all the areas of learning and development.

Each child will be assigned a key person who will help ensure that every child’s  learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. The key person will seek to engage and support parents and/or carers.   

In planning and guiding children’s activities, we will continually reflect on the different ways that children learn and use the following characteristics of effective teaching and learning to support this:

playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’

active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements

creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.

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