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
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 Poulton 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 three Primeareas that are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm
for learning are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
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 Poulton
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.
For more information on the EYFS, please see our notice board or use the links below: