Our Curriculum

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Our focus is on skills for life…

Your child was born an expert in learning and they are busy growing and learning every minute of the day. Every new experience they have, every insect they see, each time they build and create, exciting learning experiences help them form brand new connections in their brains. Here at Peekaboo we embrace children’s natural instinct to learn and discover.

 

At Peekaboo Childcare, we teach skills for life through experience and play. We believe parents are the expert when it comes to their child’s learning and we’d love to support you and your child on their learning journey.

We intertwine these key life skills into the children’s daily play and learning opportunities:

 

  • Independence

  • Resilience

  • Confident communicators

  • Physical confidence

  • Self Regulation

  • Sense of belonging

  • Strong relationships

You are the an expert in your child and we work with you to support your child on their learning journey by:

 

  • Collaborating in recording your child’s learning through our online Learning journey platform, Famly (Famly.co)

  • Meeting with you before your child starts to discuss what your child can already do and how we can support them in what they need to do next

  • On going meetings, on a termly basis, with you to discuss your child’s progress and their next steps

  • Weekly home learning opportunities and ideas including a resource library

Early Years Foundation Stage:

What is the EYFS Framework – why do we have one?

The EYFS Framework exists to support all professionals working in the EYFS to help your child, and was developed with a number of early years experts and parents. In 2012 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most.

 

It sets out:

  • The legal welfare requirements that everyone registered to look after children must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare.
  • The 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge.
  • Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress through the EYFS.
  • Expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of the reception year; these expectations are called the “Early Learning Goals (ELGs)”.

 

There is also guidance for the professionals supporting your child on planning the learning activities, and observing and assessing what and how your child is learning and developing.

What does it mean for me as a parent? Ensuring my child’s safety

Much thought has been given to making sure that your child is as safe as possible. Within the EYFS there is a set of welfare standards that everyone must follow. These include the numbers of staff required in a nursery, how many children a childminder can look after, and things like administering medicines and carrying out risk assessments.

Quality

You can find out about the quality of your child’s nursery and other early years providers in relation to the EYFS Framework by checking what the Government’s official inspection body for early years, Ofsted,has to say about it. You can find this information at

 

Reports.ofsted.gov.uk

How my child will be learning

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

 

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

 

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

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

 

Once children are secure in these, they are given opportunities to develop the 4 specific areas of learning. These are:

• Literacy;
• Mathematics;
• Understanding the world; and
• Expressive art and design.

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