How Your Child will be Learning at The

Learning Tree Nursery

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children will develop within the 3 prime areas first. These are:

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

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

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

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The nursery manager/key worker will support your child and make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The curriculum is suitable for very young children and it is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

At some point after your child turns 2, the manager/key person working with your child will give you a written summary of how your child is progressing against the 3 prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development.


This check will highlight areas where your child is progressing well and any where they might need some extra help or support – and how mums and dads and other family members or carers can work with the key person to help. You might find it useful to share the information from the check with other professionals such as health visitors (who can use it as part of the health and development review).


At the Learning Tree…..

All Parents are asked to provide the information to support your child in the settling in period.


Where your child is at…….

If child has attended another childcare care setting then information maybe asked for.

After the settling period of 6/8 weeks there will be a consultation with carer to discuss progress focusing on the 3 prime areas.

Personal, Social and Emotional: Separation, routines and friendships.

Communication and Language: How your child communicates. How your child listens.

Physical: How your child moves around nursery. How your child’s health/Hygiene needs are met.

Further information on the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) can be found at

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