The Foundation Stage Curriculum

6The curriculum in the FSU is based on the EYFS Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our work with the children is based on principles grouped into four themes:

A Unique Child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

These four guiding themes work together to underpin effective practice in the delivery of the EYFS.  Planning for these areas of learning include a range of adult focused, adult initiated and child initiated activities.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.  Your child should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first.

Seven areas of learning and development