“Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of learning and development are equally important and


The first few years of a child's life are very important as this is when they develop the foundations they need to go on to school and any other future learning and successes. The experiences your child gains between birth and the age of 5 are crucial and should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

At Milly's Day Nursery & Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation (EYFS) Framework. This framework sets out:

* The legal welfare requirements that everyone who registers to look after children must follow in order to keep your child safe and promote their welfare.
* The 7 areas of learning and development, which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge.
*Assessments that will tell you about your child’s progress through the EYFS


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EYFS Framework

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Your child will be learning new skills, attaining knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning within the EYFS. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected, however the prime areas of learning are the underlining foundations. These are:

Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

These prime areas are essential and as they grow, these prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

Understanding the world
Expressive Arts and Design

​These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities, and designed to be flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interest. At Milly's Day Nursery & Pre-School we strongly believe in child initiated learning and providing children with a positive, secure and stimulating learning environment in order for them to explore the endless possibilities in front of them.

Throughout the day your child will be taking part in a mixture of adult initiated, child initiated and adult led activities as well as whole class, small groups and individual activities.

For more information regarding the EYFS Framework please visit the follow website: