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Why we teach through play

Learning and development shape the activities and experiences that we offer children under the age of 5. The EYFS states that the educational programme offered must involve activities and experiences that cover 7 significant and inter-connected areas of learning and development.

 Take a look at each of these 7 areas below, why they are important & how we get involved every step of the way.

Communication and language development

Providing an environment for young children to express themselves and speak and listen in a range of situations allows them to develop their language and communication skills.

Physical development

We all know that young children often love to be active, but they also need to understand that continued physical activity as well as healthy food choices are important, and why.

Personal, social, and emotional development

This area helps to shape children’s social skills and develops respect and an understanding of their different feelings.

Literacy development

It’s important for children to discover phonemic awareness – the ability to hear and identify different words and sounds, and also to start reading and writing.


Children need to be guided in developing skills with numbers and calculations, as well as being able to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world

This involves children making sense of things by observing and exploring everything from the places they spend time to the technology and other things that they use.

Expressive arts and design

Activities like drawing, playing with paint, instruments or technology all give children the chance to express themselves and learn new things.


How you can be involved in your child's learning & development

We support children's learning by using an online system called Baby's Days. 

This system allows us to monitor and track every individual child's learning and you as their parent have access to this system using your own login details.

You will be able to see your child's progress right from birth with this online learning journey that you will keep forever.

You will be able to see photographs that are uploaded with observations on how your child is learning and performing.

This system is simply wonderful for sharing your child's learning journey from us to you.