Following the guidelines within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Birth to Three Matters, Noon Nursery is committed to ensuring that we comply with the learning and development goals set out through EYFS nursery planning. It is our duty to set standards that enable our practitioners to reflect the rich and personalized experience that parents give their children at home.
We have a responsibility to ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference. To remove or help in overcoming barriers for children where these already exist and to stretch and challenge children. All our children are given the opportunity to experience a challenging and enjoyable program of learning and development.
Fine motor – gross motor – dexterity – skills – strength – muscles – growth – milestones
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Health and self-care
Children know the importance of good health, physical exercise, a healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or do not need help.
Managing feelings and behavior
Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behavior, and its consequences, and know that some behavior is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, understand, and follow the rules. They adjust their behavior to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.
Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
Verbal and non-verbal – speech, body language, facial expression. Children listen attentively in a range of situations. In Noon Nursery, they listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.