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EYFS Framework


Church Street, Teston, ME185AH

07805 796353




At Teston & Wateringbury Preschool we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fullfil their potential.


We provide a secure, safe and happy environment to enable each individual child to build their confidence and become independent, polite children. Each child is assigned a keyworker.  Their role is to help ensure that every child's care is tailored to meet their individual needs.  Our specially selected resources enables the keyworker to cover all seven areas of learning;






Communication and Language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement.  Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Personal, Social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.  Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, space and measure.


Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of the physical world and the community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design technology.


What to expect. when?

 Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the

early years foundation stage

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