The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage

From the moment your child joins us at Bell Day Nursery he or she is cared for and helped to develop and learn according to the principals and requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We believe that from the beginning, in our baby room right up to the time when they are ready to go to school our children will learn quickly because:

They are playing with stimulating equipment, both indoors and outside in the garden. 
They are given developmentally relevant planned activities to participate in.


They form strong bonds with the Nursery practitioners, who will help them to develop through each developmental stage. 


They are treated as individuals and we plan for their own individual care and learning requirements. 


The staff in each of the 4 rooms therefore considers each child's interests, and the next steps in their development, by planning interesting activities covering the 7 areas of the curriculum.

The 3 primary areas are as follows:
  Personal, Social and Emotional development
  Communication and Language development
  Physical development

The 4 specific areas: 
  Literacy 
  Mathematics
  Understanding the World
  Expressive Arts and Design

Each child in the Nursery has a 'Learning Journey' ( Tapestry) which contains photographs, observations, captions and other information relating to their progress. Parents are encouraged to access said Learning Journeys through Tapestry, to add too and share with their child whenever they wish. When each child leaves us, his or her records are transferred to the parents/carers.