Early Years Foundation Stage
At Valley View, our Nursery and Reception staff consider the children’s needs, interests and individual starting points to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for the children in all of the areas of learning and development.
“Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.” EYFS Framework 2014.
At Valley View, we know that when children have their own ideas for activities and they direct their own learning, this results in high levels of interest and engagement.