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Activities and the EYFS

Children learn when they are in a safe and caring environment where they are stimulated through play. Little Stars Childminding certainly provides this. Our logo is “Activities and Adventures Are Here!” eyfs1

I will strive to provide your child with an environment that will be caring, fun and stimulating. I will implement ideas from Early Years Foundation Stage.

The EYFS has 3 prime areas of learning which are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal social and emotional development

Then several specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

This I do by encouraging a range of opportunities for them to experience.
Some examples:
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  • Dressing up clothes
  • Books and DVDs
  • Small world toys
  • Construction toys (lego, duplo etc)
  • Pretend play (toy kitchen etc)
  • Water play
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outings
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor play and equipment

I will regularly observe your child and make a written record. This will enable me to make very simple plans on how I can help your child move onto the next stage of their development.

I have recently started using the Orbit software package that helps me monitor the children’s in my care development. This means you can see your child’s learning journal online whilst you are at work or home! It also means you can add in learning from home to the journal.eyfs2

These records are available for you to look at anytime and Ofsted may look at them when I have an inspection. Don’t worry, I get permission from you for this.

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