Learning Through Play
Play underpins all development and learning for young children. Through play, children develop language skills, emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. At Happy Tots, we provide well planned learning experiences around the needs and interests of each child, to ensure they have the opportunity to experiment, take risks and build friendships as they play together, think creatively, share concepts and solve problems.By observing and listening to the children, our staff can help them to further develop their ideas. Children learn to express their ideas and experiences to others in many ways. Opportunities for building, constructing, den making and roleplay encourage social development, language and communication as well as physical development, exploration and discovery.
We welcome involvement from parents / carers as we understand the importance of your role and value your ideas and suggestions.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Every child deserves the best possible start in life. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.
The EYFS statutory framework sets the standards that all early years settings must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure that children are ready for school and offers a broad range of knowledge and skills that provides the right foundation for good future progress through school and future life.
There are seven areas of learning and development – all areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas are called the prime areas. We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
Personal, social and emotional development (prime area)