Feversham First Steps follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) and the Every Child Matters Frameworks which consists of 5 key outcomes:
The EYFS is a framework in which children develop over time to achieve a number of goals. Children work towards goals through stages of development. It is a framework for children to aim towards looking at their development physically, emotionally, creatively, encouraging language and learning about the world around them. This is supported by staff who scaffold their learning by looking at what your child can achieve already and planning how we are going to take them to the next level, using observations and any evidence collected through other means such as parents feedback and artwork/ drawings. This is collated over time and using assessments ensuring your child is working towards the goals set or planning how we are going to offer extra support for them.
The Every Child Matters and the EYFS were designed to ensure every child had a good start to life.
The EYFS is used for children in primary schools the same way as nurseries up until they leave reception. We work closely with the local schools to encourage smooth transitions’ and the sharing of information where relevant.
Research carried out has shown children learn best through play.
Feversham First Steps encourages learning through play with great enthusiasm and this is supported with staff providing experiences and opportunities to enhance each individual child’s learning and development and working in partnership with parents offering consistency and continuation of learning. Children are encouraged to be independent from a young age building self esteem and confidence giving them the power to explore, grow and develop from the secure base in which we provide.