Learning and Development

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards that all early Years providers must meet and ensures that your children learn and develop well.

EYFS framework

The EYFS document combines together all previous care and learning standards for Early Years provision together in one working document that is used from birth to 5 years old. This process starts within nursery and continues through into Reception class.

Here at Kids Capers Day Nursery our whole ethos is learning through play, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage in order to achieve this. We believe that all children are individuals who each develop at their own varying rate.

The EYFS framework promotes a play based approach to the curriculum framework that requires practitioners to ensure that children have a balanced range of child initiated and adult led activities and experiences. Children are viewed as individuals in their own right and planning is based on the needs of the child, drawn from observations by their key person and information shared between nursery and home.
Children in a playground
Enabling physical development

The areas of learning and development

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world 
  • Expressive arts and design 

Activities at Kids Capers in Crawley

To ensure we are meeting all the EYFS criteria we incorporate many activities into the children's day. These activities aim to engage and stimulate the children, allowing them to develop and grow at their own pace.

Some of these activities are:
  • Dough
  • Books
  • Games & puzzles
  • Paint
  • Gluing 
  • Water play
  • Sand
  • Sounds & music
  • Physically active play
  • Construction toys
  • Building blocks

Games and puzzles
Outdoor play and learning

Outdoor learning

A very important part of outdoor play is outdoor learning. We like to encourage all children to learn about the various elements that the outdoors offers. 
Kids Capers Day Nursery in Crawley follow the EYFS framework to ensure that your child learns and develops well. 

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