Development Matters

At Littleworld your child’s development matters to us. We understand that parents/carers are the child’s first and foremost educator, we work closely together with our parents/ Carers to provide the best possible learning experiences for each individual child.

At Littleworld we use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outcomes to support our practices and ensure all children are developing in all 7 areas Stated in the EYFS:

1. Communication and language

2. Physical development

3. Personal, social and emotional development

4. Literacy

5. Mathematics

6. Understanding the world

7. Expressive arts and design

We make regular observations on every child so that we can find out what the children are interested in, and assess their stages of development. These observations are reviewed so that we can plan the next steps for each individual child. We then use this information to plan activities that are both exciting for the children, as well as moving them forward developmentally. At Littleworld we aim to provide experiences that are child-initiated.

Parents are invited to view and discuss these observations with their child’s Key Person whenever they wish. Every room displays its planning on a weekly basis, and regular updates are given on the child’s planned next steps.