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The Learning Journey

The Learning Journey is each child’s individual story of their time at nursery. It is full of examples of art work, photo cards of the child’s achievements and WOW! moments. There is also growth information such as hand and foot prints and fun activities for children to measure their height.

The Learning Journey includes information from the very first day each child starts the nursery and it is added to continually by the child’s Key Person.

These are fascinating for the children to look at and are also enjoyable for the child to be involved in adding information to themselves. We also encourage parents to get involved with the Learning Journey and they are lovely for the parents to have at the end of their child’s time at nursery.

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and child minders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Click here for the full Department for Education Statutory Framework document

This is our parents guide to the EYFS

Testimonials

H is leaving to go to school and she has has gained so much from attending Little Dragons. She has made wonderful loving and nurturing relationships with all the staff and children. I have watched her learn new skills much sooner than I expected due to the dedication from staff and mimicking of her peers. She is graduating from Little Dragons as a confident, funny and caring girl which in part is thanks to the team at Little Dragons.

As my only child I have a lot of anxiety about keeping H safe and protected and because of this I trust very few people to care for her. On that basis it’s a massive compliment from me that I trust the team at Little Dragons to care for H. I have always felt she is safe and looked after in a caring and nurturing way.

I have always witnessed a team effort when it comes to caring for the kids. So the entire team have been amazing but special thanks to every single member of staff who have been a key worker for H - Michelle, Freya, and Chloe.

N. M

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