Designed for all round development of the child, taking into account their Cognitive, Physical, Socio emotional and sensorial abilities in Association with EYFS Curriculum. EYFS Curriculum is the first tier from birth to five years leading into a progressive entry into key stage of one, two & three, under the department of Educational guidelines & assessment of U.K.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life & the support that enables them to fulfill their chances. Good parenting & high quality early learning, together provide the foundation. Children need to make the most of their abilities & talents as they grow up. EYFS set the standard that all early years' providers must meet to ensure that children learn & develop well & are kept healthy & safe.

EYFS Provides:

♦ Quality & Consistency
♦ A secure foundation through learning & development
♦ Partnership working
♦ Equality of opportunity



CBSE is a Board of Education for Private School and Public School under the Union Government of India. The curriculum is designed to enhance creative and critical thinking abilities, communication skills and information skills. CBSE curriculum based on the important core elements of NCF will lead to a stress free, skill oriented students, friendly approach.

EYFS Learning and Development

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. They are particularly crucial for igniting children curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

The Seven areas are:

♦ Communication and language
♦ Physical development
♦ Personal, social and emotional development
♦ Literacy
♦ Mathematics
♦ Understanding the world
♦ Expressive arts and design

EYFS Observations and Recording

This requires all nurseries to carry out formative assessment from when a child first starts to attend a setting outside of the home, until the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

LCIS focus their priorities towards developing sound assessment processes in order to assess and plan for each child. A clear Nursery vision is highlighted by the LCIS approach. All nursery practitioners are part of that vision as they have the skills and experience to contribute as well as willing to learn.

EYFS Assessment

When assessing children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, practitioners must take into consideration the resource materials in the Development Matters column are only suggestions to guide and refresh knowledge.

The Practice Booklet makes and EYFS Assessment it clear that, prior to the early learning goals, the descriptions are all examples. They are not targets or outcomes, and they are certainly not a non-negotiable checklist. Assessments must have a purpose.

That purpose is to reflect individual learning in an accurate way, a way that engages young children and their parents and which makes a positive difference to their continuing experience of learning.

EYFS Next Steps

In order to plan EYFS Next Steps effectively for each individual child, LCIS Nursery practitioners need to observe the children in their care so that they are aware of their abilities and interests and plan next steps. They need to know what the child has enjoyed and achieved previously. Parents are involved in the EYFS Next Steps planning process in the following ways.

♦ Sharing experiences and information on what interests their child at home.
♦ Setting targets for their child.
♦ Doing activities at home that support their child to reach their target.
♦ Extending activities from the setting.
♦ Documenting their input onto the planning sheets for their child.
♦ Completing Next steps sheets.

Children themselves can also be involved in the planning, asking them about what they enjoy and how they feel about different activities and challenges. Practitioners may at times scribe for the children and sometimes for parents if they have EAL (English as an additional language) or basic skills.

Planning involves challenging the child to take the next step, so practitioner are fully aware of child development. A child needs to feel satisfaction in having achieved a task before moving them onto something more challenging. It is also important to remember that children enjoy revisiting an activity and learn by repetition.

EYFS Joined Up Learning

To enhance the EYFS Welfare Requirements - EYFS Joined up Learning and Development: LCIS have been focusing on children communication, Language and literacy in our approach to EYFS joined up learning.

Making authentic links between reading and talking has been incredibly efficient in helping our team to develop children communication, language and literacy.

EYFS Welfare Requirements

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a mandatory framework for all early years providers and came into effect from 1 September 2012. EYFS welfare requirements sets out the safeguarding and welfare standards for all settings to work to as well as a set of seven learning and development areas with assessment criteria.

The framework is mandatory for all early years providers from 1 September 2012. This includes maintained and non-maintained schools, independent schools and all providers on the Early Years Register.

The framework is split into three areas.,
Section 1 - The learning and development requirements
Section 2 - Assessment
Section 3 - The Safeguarding and welfare requirements

EYFS Health and Safety

EYFS Health and Safety in the Early Years go hand in hand.

LCIS have a clear EYFS Health and Safety Policy in the Nursery and have a designated key Health and Safety officer who has the overall responsibility to ensure that ALL children, staff, parents and visitors are protected by the effective policies, procedures and practices that we have in place.