This is how we help children learn and develop


children role playingThe Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework for children from 0 to 5 years of age.

Our nursery is designed to give your child every opportunity to learn and develop within this framework.


Here at Ducklings the exceptional organisation of the educational programmes reflects rich, varied and imaginative experiences that successfully meet the needs of all children.

Assessment through high quality observations is rigorous and the information gained is used very effectively to guide planning.

Teaching is rooted in expert knowledge of the learning and development requirements and a full understanding of how young children learn and progress.

Inspirational and innovative teaching motivates children.


We value each individual child and start with the understanding that your child is unique. By finding out about your child’s characteristics of learning we can plan activities and experiences tailored to your child’s development.

Early Years Foundation Stage


Areas of learning and development.


Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and children putting up xraysto develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.






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For more information visit www.education.gov.uk