What is the Early Years Foundation Stage

This is the statutory curriculum for all children aged between birth and five years old. At Little Bees we recognise that this 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.

We ensure that from when your child joins us until their final day that their early years experience is happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and we support their development, care and learning needs.

How will my child be learning at Little Bees?

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
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development.

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

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

- Literacy 

- Mathematics
- Expressive arts and design
- Understanding the world

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. My assistants and myself will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that we can follow your child's individual needs and interests.

Children at Little Bees learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

We meet with parents every three month to discuss their child’s development but also to raise parents concern if they are any.