September 2021 marks the beginning of a new journey here at St. George’s Nursery. The Department of Education (DFE) has revised the EYFS. As a result of this, the way we interact with your child will change.
One of the main reasons most of us chose to work in this profession was so we could help children with their development. The children are our main focus. This is the perfect opportunity for St. George’s Nursery to get back to helping the children at our nursery to develop their physical, social and intellectual skills through play. Whether it be singing, dancing or playing… we’ve got it covered!
OFSTED and DFE have both recognised how these changes will benefit your child. Why? The child comes first.
The child’s spark. When your child shows an interest in something, we use that interest to help them further in their education.
This teachable moment allows us to ask open-ended questions, to understand your child’s interests, help plan an environment that works for them and in turn enhance their learning experience.
The EYFS states, “practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests and stage of development of every child in their care.”
In order to make this transition to the new curriculum as smooth and successful as possible, we require the support of you as parents and carers. Going forward, we will not provide you with the same information and details (of your child’s day and activities) that you currently receive. For example, we will no longer input observations on the First Steps app, however we will continue to input sleep and meal details.
We want to involve you in this new journey, and we will inform you of what activities you can do with your child at home to extend what they are learning at nursery. We will be welcoming and encouraging home learning and for you to share the outcome of this home learning with us by speaking to us or via the Parent Link App.
As always, at St. George’s, we operate an open-door policy – if you have any concerns or questions regarding these new changes or your child’s development, please call us any time to speak to the manager or your child’s key worker.
We are committed to working closely with you to implement these exciting changes, and we believe they will be hugely beneficial for the growth and development of your child.