Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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Footsteps preschool follows the Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS) Framework and explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development from 3 months to 5 years old. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child 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 staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Children following the EYFS curriculum, learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

 

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

Communication and Language Development

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
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Age Groups

Infants-3 months to 1.5 years

We encourage exploration and investigation through play at our home-away-from-home environment. With mirrors, treasure baskets and soft plush toys, we provide plenty of opportunities for sensory exploration. Our ‘Infant Class’ feature playful interactions including songs and rhymes, as well as physical experiences such as bouncing, rolling, rocking and splashing both indoors and outdoors. We are focused on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure. We personalize care for each baby based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires.

Toddlers – 1.5 to 3 years

Our Growing ‘Toddlers’ Class provides hands-on exploration and social interaction in a safe,engaging surrounding which helps your little one learn about his or her expanding world. We offer intense care and attention to make sure your child is looked after in safe and enjoyable surroundings. Our Toddler Class are a hive of activity, with children engaging in messy play with paint, water and sand play, and singing nursery rhymes. Moreover, we recognize the importance of planning activities for younger children which enhances their journey as they begin to walk, talk, listen and explore.

Easy learners – 3 to 4 years

The curious and vibrant ‘ Easy learners ‘ programe is filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge. Through intentional teaching practices, purposefully-designed learning environments, and enriched activities, teachers ensure the children have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences which lead to success in school and in life.

School prep 4 to 5 years

Our ’ READY for SCHOOL’ programme helps children advance skills in phonics, pre writing and pre reading. Our child-centred approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of child development such as creative thinking, complex problem solving, empathetic collaboration, curious investigation, and decision making.

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