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Framework for Children aged 0-5 years.

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. We provide care and education that helps children to continue to do this by providing them with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Orchard Park Pre-School provides a curriculum set out in the document 'Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (Department for Education and Skills, 2007).

Our work is guided by the four following principles outlined in the EYFS:

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key carer.

Enabling Environments

the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

The framework divides children's learning and development into six areas. For each area, the framework sets out what it is expected that most children will know and be able to do at different stages between 0-5 years (the end of the reception year at school.

Learning Through Play

We plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning development.