A curriculum is not just about what is provided for children to learn, it encompasses all their own experiences too. All that children hear, see and experience, intended, planned or otherwise, form part of their curriculum as a whole.
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill 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. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. 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.”(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage) The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year.
At Lane Head Nursery School we are committed to underpinning our provision with the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage:
A Unique Child
Learning and Development