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We at Pippins are committed to ensuring all our children’s skills, interests and abilities are met. Children develop quickly during their early years and the experiences they encounter between the ages of 0-5 shape their future development and learning. Through careful planning, observations and assessments we provide children with an environment enriched with opportunities for learning and developing to assist their readiness for school. Most experiences offered at Pippins are child initiated and learning develops through the children’s interests, although some of our activities are adult led to ensure a balance across the curriculum.

We track and monitor children's learning by completing termly assessments and plan activities to further their progress. At Pippins we use Tapestry, an online Learning Journal system which enables staff to upload pictures and observations of their key children for parents to view. We encourage parents to also share photos of their children taking part in activities at home.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environment = Learning and Development

The Early Learning Goals

There are 7 key areas of learning and development for the early years.

THE PRIME AREAS: Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development.

THE SPECIFIC AREAS: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

To track and monitor children's progress we use guidance from the Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters framework. These are non-statutory guidance which supports all those working in early childhood education settings to implement the requirements of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Below you can find links to the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 and the guidance Birth to 5 Matters and Development Matters which we use at the setting to support your child's learning.