Unit 136 Essay

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UNIT 136 Support children’s learning and development in the early years 1. Understand the impact of early years curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years and is a mandatory framework for all early years’ providers from 1st September 2012. These standards are set to promote a flying start for each child at a young age and to give children “the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.” (EYFS Introduction II. Pg.2). The EYFS curriculum is split up into…show more content…
‘Birth to three matters’ is another framework which is followed within childcare settings. This curriculum was launched in November 2002 and provides carers of babies and children from birth to three years of age, with support, guidance and information on development and effective practice. The framework consists of the following four areas: * A Strong Child * A Skilful Communicator * A Competent Learner * A Healthy Child These four titles consist of four sub headings each, which provide information about the topics and the different developmental stages, examples of effective practice and activities, guidance on planning and resourcing and dealing with diverse needs. Within Blueberry Bears we adhere to the above frameworks and follow with close reference. Many of the nursery’s policies are composed from the information provided by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and specified to their standards. Learning through play is what both the ‘Early Years Foundation Phase’ and the ‘Birth to Three Matters’ curriculums enforce greatly and what we at Blueberry Bears focus on within our planning. Each focus area is planned for daily and an explanation for the purpose of each activity needs to be produced. ‘In play, a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behaviour, in play it is as though he were a head
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