Early Years Foundation Stage Early Years Foundation Stage

In our most recent Ofsted inspection, we are proud to say that we were awarded a grade of Good. The report noted that: ‘Staff are positive role models. Children’s behaviour is excellent. Highly qualified staff use their knowledge well. They provide activities and experiences that capture children’s curiosity and motivate them to learn.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Shine Childcare implements a curriculum which follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This means that the children in our care are in an environment which promotes all seven areas of learning and development that Ofsted require. These are:

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


By  supporting each child’s development with the EYFS framework, they are learning best by:

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

You can find out more about EYFS here.