Child Development

 

The School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).  This statutory framework was published by the Department for Education in 2012 and sets the standards for the development, learning and care of children from birth to five.
 
Our school has always employed traditional teaching methods, and is able to encompass these into the EYFS within the setting.
The EYFS summarises and describes children's attainment at the end of the EYFS.  It is based upon, ongoing observation and assessment in three prime and four specific areas of learning.
  

The Prime Areas of Learning

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

 

The Specific Areas of Development

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

 Learning Through Play

We are mindful that each child is unique and through positive relationships and enabling environments they will learn and develop through talking and actual doing.

Using the EYFS framework we are able to plan and provide a wide range of child and adult led play, which in turn helps children to make steady progress in all areas of development.

 

 

Recording Your Child's Progress

At Coteswood House we have three foundation classes with a maximum ratio of eight children to one member of qualified staff.  The class teacher will oversee the care and development of each child in their class.  Records take the form of observations to assess the current learning needs, the child's current stage of development and how to best support the child in their next stage of learning.

These records are confidential.

 

We operate an open door policy to all of our parents whereby staff are available to see parents to discuss any arising issues or concerns.