Children at Little Nightingales are encouraged to learn through play. However we do follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for all children from birth up to 5 years of age.

There are seven areas of learning in which the team support the children to learn and develop as individuals.

Of these 7 areas 3 are considered to be Prime areas in which children develop first:

  • Personal, social and emotional development: Which includes helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others. To form positive relationships and develop respect for others. To develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings. To understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Communication and language: Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development: Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity and how to make healthy choices in relation to food.