Early Years Foundation Stage

"Children’s behaviour shows that they feel safe in the setting and that they are confident to approach staff" - Ofsted inspector

View our nursery's Ofsted Report (June 2022) here.

The Teddy Bears Inn Day Nursery, Peterborough

We deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in all age-ranges

Our staff use structured play with a mix of adult-led and child-led learning opportunities to achieve the learning goals. We deliver all aspects of the EYFS to an extremely high standard. We use the well-planned environment, high quality resources and experienced staff/practitioners to provide the children with an excellent experience.

The EYFS is broken down into two main elements:

1. Statutory requirements

These are the legal requirements which the nursery follows such as staff-to-children ratios and safe-guarding procedures.

2. Development Matters Curriculum Guidance

This contains learning goals for the curriculum which span all the age-ranges, birth to five years. This curriculum will also be delivered during the children's first year at school.

It contains seven areas of learning and development.

Three Prime Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language

and four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

It also contains the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:

  • Playing and exploring - 'Engagement'
  • Active learning - 'Motivation'
  • Creating and thinking critically - 'Thinking'

Each area consists of different ages and stages of development for skilled practitioners to use to track your child’s development against using planning, observations and evaluations.

Please feel free to read the nursery's ethos and curriculum.

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6 Guntons Road




01733 810171

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