It sets out:
You can find the Early Years Foundation Stage, which includes the Early Learning Goals, at www.foundationyears.org.uk
HOW TO CHOOSE A NURSERY
Start by getting recommendations from friends, then read the Ofsted inspection reports. Register with all the nurseries on your shortlist. You may need to pay a fee but it is a worthwhile investment. Visit the nurseries and keep in mind the following:
If the nursery of your choice is oversubscribed, stay in monthly contact as places do become available. Be flexible – taking a less desirable time slot will get you in the door.
Source: The London Preschool
THE BENEFITS OF NURSERY SCHOOLS
Nursery schools are safe havens for children to discover new knowledge, learn about the world around them and explore their own identity whilst having fun. Early years education has a profound impact upon children’s development and later life, paving the way for a successful and prosperous future. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides guidance for learning, development and the care for children under the age of five years. Placing your child in a nursery environment at whatever age you choose will significantly benefit their learning, helping how they process information, interact with others and discover who they are as individuals. Your child will leave nursery school academically and socially prepared for the transition to school. Children are born learners and thrive in surroundings that offer them continuous stimulation and endless opportunities. Abacus Ark nurseries consciously use “scaffolding” in all aspects of children’s play: the children learn one skill and then build on it to learn a second.