How our children will learn

The EYFS Statutory Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their development.

Your child will learn using their skills while developing new knowledge and understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first.

These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are essential for your child’s development and future learning.

As your child grows, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the four specific areas.

These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These seven areas (three prime and the four specific) are all used to help plan your child’s learning through activities. The staff teach and support your children to ensure that activities are suited to your child’s needs.

This is like curriculum in primary schools, however it is suitable for young children and designed to be more flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

As children learn by playing and exploring allowing them to be active, creative writing and problem solving, all this will take place both indoors and outdoors.

Food Nutrition

We use fresh, healthy and nutritious ingredients in foods we provide as snacks and drinks.

Children will have snack time where we’ll provide fresh fruit and healthy options for them to choose from and enjoy.

Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day. Children are also offered milk.

We record any preferences, allergies, intolerances or religious requirements that your child/children may have.

Settling in

When it comes to settling in, it is always an anxious time for both parent and child/children.

We assure parents that your child will be looked after and cared for in a safe nurturing environment where children feel comfortable and settle in quickly, some other children may take a little bit longer. We will work closely with parents to make the necessary adjustment for their child to ensure they settle in well.

Settling in is normally a week, during this time you will be introduced to the staff working with your child.

Initially, you will leave your child with us for an hour or so where they will play and introduce them to other children in the nursery, so they feel welcome.

This process will increase over the week until your child feels comfortable.

At Little Saint Pancras Nursery we will do everything we can to ensure your child is happy. We will also:

  • Enable you and your child meet all our staff
  • Discuss any health plans/special needs
  • Work with you to develop any other methods to ensure your child settles into nursery as quickly as possible