Early Years Foundation Stage Early Years Foundation Stage

Ofsted have sung the praises of our childcare, with an ‘Outstanding’ rating. The recent report said: ‘Each child in the nursery receives tailored support from highly skilled and enthusiastic staff who take time getting to know individual characters. Staff show great respect for the children, they speak to them with kindness and in a way that captures their interest.  Children thoroughly enjoy their time at nursery, arriving happy and keen to join in the activities.’


Early Years Foundation Stage

Shine Childcare use the Ofsted-endorsed Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to set our curriculum. All of the children that we look after are guaranteed to work on seven key areas of their development throughout their time with us. These are:

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


This helps the child by making sure that they follow these activities every day:

  • Thinking Critically
  • Creating
  • Being Active
  • Exploring
  • Playing

You can find out more about EYFS here.