Why choose the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Approach to Learning for your Child?
Curriculum choice is one of the key decisions that families will make when choosing a preschool or early learning centre. There are so many options available as well as providers noting combined materials and use and it is often hard to see the reality of what is being truly done and the pedagogical and training underpinnings of these choices.
The British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Birth to Three Matters approach is Blossom’s framework curriculum focus. The EYFS sets standard for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old and is widely recognised globally as a progressive and accountable system for early years development and school preparedness skills for young learners. Through this framework Blossom children are exposed to an internationally benchmarked and highly regarded system along with transparency and focus of a provider that invests in team training and upscaling to ensure consistent baselines and reporting are achieved.
Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however it depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. It is the development of the healthy child: a strong child who is a skillful communicator and a competent learner which lays the foundation for the prime and specific areas of learning for each age group. By using this established framework we ensure that children are exposed to the breadth of experience to achieve key developmental milestones. Planned developmental play challenges and exposes children to explore themselves in our “I Am Me” curriculum model that flows from self awareness to friends, family, community and world. The curriculum is multi-dimensional with locomotor activities which develop body balance and strength, “dough discos” which refine motor skills and planning to build engagement and curiosity in the early days of school.
School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school cognitively, socially and emotionally. Children are defined as having reached Early Learning Goals at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Throughout the nursery life Blossom children are developing in the expected level of personal social and emotional development, physical development and communication and language.
Parents and teachers have a strong partnership to ensure that children are:
- Able to communicate their needs and have a good vocabulary
- Able to socialize with other peers and form relationships
- Developing motor control and balance for a range of physical activities
- Well nourished and within the normal weight and height
- Recognize numbers and quantities in the everyday environment
- Able to participate in music activities such as singing
- Independent in getting dressed and going to the toilet, and independent in eating
- Able to take turns, sit, listen and play