Early Years Care for ages 0-5 years
Learning through play
Throughout the day we will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage Syllabus. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The 7 areas of learning are:
Communication & language
Personal Social & Emotional Development
Understanding the world
Expressive Art & Design
Weekly activities are prepared in advance to cover all 7 areas of learning for all different ranges. Throughout the day children will be involved in set activities, quiet playtime, and free play. The children in my setting will be assessed every 12 weeks using the EYFS development matter guidelines. These will over see that each child is developing at a good stage in all 7 areas of learning.
A plan will be made at the end of the 12 weeks to focus on certain areas. Through the assessment I will get to really understand what they each enjoy and certain activities they find challenging.
I hope to build a confident secure child who is eager to start in school
Year Plan of Weekly Topics
The New Year/ Nursery rhymes
Arctic Animals/ Space
The Alphabet/ Animal Habitats
Snow, soups and socks
Super hero’s/ Life cycles
St. Valentine/ The heart
Pets/ The Human Body
Recycling and the world
Mothers day/ Easter
Our community and helpers/ Artists
Cooking and Recipes/ Jungle
My Family & friends/ Cookies & cakes
Zoo/ Shopping & Money
Food & Health/ All about me
The Farm/ School
Exotic Animals/ Disabilities
Dental Health/ Camping
Elements/ Fathers day
Charities/ Gifts & giving
Self care/ Play doh creations
The home/ Calendar
Reading & Phonics/ North & South America
Autumn/ The sea
Shapes/ Fire safety
Different Religions and cultures/ Science
Pirates/ Stranger Danger
Dinosaurs and exploring /Flowers
Asia/ Show and tell
Photography/ The time
The Pond/ Writing
Road Safety/ Our belongings
Being Thankful/ Daily Routines
I will use a variety of different activities to cover the 7 areas of learning for your little ones. I believe it is never to early to educate a child. With my little one we are already learning colours, numbers and letter sounds and recognition and he enjoys it thoroughly!
Through the week will will explore the following together:
-Reading a book together at least once a day. I tend to read the same book over and over again so the children can learn what comes next in the story. This also helps build fluency, pattern and rhyme.Repetition helps develop vocabulary and gives a positive start to looking at and using books.
-Singing Nursery rhymes, lullabies, ABC songs and using with hand actions, helps me bond with the children and will help later on with vocabulary and phonics to help them read and with their memory.
-Flash cards This is one of the most effective ways to learn facts and knowledge in all subject areas. For example showing alphabet letters one by one and saying their sound over and over again to a baby gets them to know the outline of the letter along with the sounds they make.
-Hands on Activity Below are a few examples. These activities help with discussion whilst we do them together, develops fine motor skills for little hands and helps teach sharing among the other children.
-Sorting This is a pre-cursor to maths. Putting a variety of coloured objects in the right coloured sections. Asking how many? Putting the same objects in their individual sections.
-Fine motor skills Very important to help with their pre-writing skills to help them later on hold a pencil. We can practice this by the children using forceps to pick up toys from a sensory bin
-Free play Along with activities and reading I will offer the children free play throughout the day. This will help with their imagination and role play, I provided a variety of open ended toys, wooden blocks, farm animals, train sets etc Independent play will help bring them confidence and gives them quiet time for themselves.
-Outside play Weather permitting. We will enjoy the fresh air and explore parks and the woods for nature walks. This helps burn of energy and helps them understand the world around us.