THE CURRICULUM IS BASED ON THE STATUTORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
SETTING THE STATIONS FOR LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AND CARE FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO FIVE. EVERY CHILD MATTERS. [Dfes, 2007]
The EYFS principles which guide the work of practioners are grouped into four distinct complementary theme:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
Effective practice in the EYFS is built on these four guiding themes. They provide a context of the requirements and describe how practioners should support the development, learning and care of young children. The themes are each broken down into four commitment describing how the principles can be put in practice.
* A Unique Child recognises that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilent, capable, confident and self-assured. The commitments are focused around development ; inclusion; safety; and health and well-being.
* Positive Relationships describes how children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person. The commitments are focused
around respect; partnership with parents; supporting learning; and the role of the key person.
* Enabling Environment explains that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning. The commitment are focused around obsevation, assessment
and lanning ; support for every child; the learning envirnment; and the wider context - transitions, continuity, and multi-agency working.
* Learning and Development recognises that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-
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