EYFS is a mandatory for all companies and schools which provide early years education. It involves some learning and development requirements as well as safeguarding and welfare.
The Order of the Childcare Act (2006) establishes the requirement in regard with the learning and development area. In the other hand, the requirements of safeguarding and welfare are laid down by Regulations of the Childcare Act (2008).
Ofsted is the organization who carries out the inspections and deals with the quality and standards of provision for get a good application of the EYFS.
EYFS holds every child deserve the best possible opportunity in the life with a support which helps him or her to develop his/her abilities. Therefore, the EYFS has some basic principles that keep the entire framework. These principles are:
a) Every child is unique and different.
b) Positive relationships are essential for the independence of a child and to be strong.
c) Children should be in enabling environments, which provide them enough experiences for a good learning and development, regarding the special need of each child. Parents and practitioners have to keep a good relationship and work together in order to support the child’s needs.
d) Each child is different so each child has a different development and learning.
In my setting there is a relative new curriculum which started in September 2008. It is based in the four principles of EYFS that cover all aspect of a child’s life. These principles contain the six areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication, Language and Literacy, Creative Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy.
The activities are planned on a medium and short term. They take into account the child’s interest and needs. The activities are supported