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, nursery or early learning center. 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.
Blossom Nursery follows British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) approach and focuses on developing the Early Years Education through a unique plan, offering personal assessment for every child in each of our nurseries across Dubai.
The British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Birth to Three Matters approach is Blossom Nurseries’ framework curriculum focus. The EYFS sets standard for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old and as a progressive and accountable system for early years’ development and school preparedness skills for young learners. Through this framework, Blossom Nurseries' children are exposed to an internationally benchmarked and highly regarded system of learning, along with transparency and focus of a provider that invests in team training and up scaling, to ensure consistent baselines and reporting are achieved.
An Environment apt for a Child’s Development
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning”, as said by Rogers, which implies how much a preschool, nursery or an early learning center can influence a child’s development.
Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and with 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 skilful 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 helping children explore themselves in our “I Am Me” curriculum model, which flows from self-awareness to friends, family, community and to the world. British 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.
Getting Ready in Advance
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 days at this EYFS nursery, Blossom children are developing in the expected level of personal, social, physical and emotional growth and communication and language skills.
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