Learning & Development

How Will Your Child Be Learning?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) describes the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. It is a very important stage, as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.

From the day your child is born up until the age of 5, their nursery and pre-school experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

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:

Communication and language
Physical Development
Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

Learning and development

As your child grows, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas:

Understanding the World
Expressive arts and design

Children learn by playing and exploring, through creative and critical thinking, and being active – all of which takes place both indoors and outside.

Here at Moorside Stars our goal is to realise the full potential of each and every child. We have developed a unique system of planning and monitoring the development of each child to ensure the best methods of learning through play.

Learning through play

Progress Checks & Profiles

Our highly skilled staff maintain meticulously detailed records of your child’s learning and progress with us. From initial assessment stage to room transition to 2 year old progress check and to reception class we ensure that our robust systems are consistent throughout the nursery. Our staff are trained to maintain records with a consistently high level of detail, and to use all our systems together – planning, observation, assessment- to significantly enhance the progress of each child on an individual basis.

When your child is 2, our staff will give you a written summary of how your child is progressing within the 3 prime areas of learning:

Communication and language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Transition to School

It is a major progression for a child to move from nursery to school. Working with your chosen primary school we will ensure that this delicate transition is smooth and simple as possible for you and your child.