Themes and Principles

22 Street Lane Nursery works in accordance with the 'Early Years Foundation Framework' which forms that basis of the curriculum for children from birth to 5 years. This is a statutory requirement that all nurseries, preschools, childminders and reception classes must follow. Aligning ourselves with the EYFS helps the nursery set the relevant standard of learning, development and care; as well as supporting an integrated approach to early learning and care within the Nursery Setting.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of four specific themes: These themes underpin all the EYFS guidance.

The Unique Child Described;
The framework states that every child is unique, who are constantly learning, and that they can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships Described;
By supporting the children and building positive relationships with them, they can learn to be strong and independent.
Enabling Environments Described;
Children learn and develop successfully when placed in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs, and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
Learning and Development Described;
Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.