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Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Positive Relationships Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Enabling Environments Children   learn   and   develop   well   in   enabling   environments,   in   which   their   experiences   respond   to   their   individual   needs   and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers. Learning and Development Children   develop   and   learn   in   different   ways.   The   framework   covers   the   education   and   care   of   all   children   in   early   years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. Early Learning Goals Early Learning Goals cover the seven main areas of children’s learning and development. All   areas   of   learning   and   development   are   important   and   inter-connected.   Three   prime   areas   are   particularly   important   for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. Prime Areas Communication and language development   We   can   promote   communication   and   language   development   by   offering   children   opportunities   to   experience   a   language   rich environment,   this   will   help   develop   their   confidence   and   skills   in   expressing   themselves;   and   enable   them   to   speak   and   listen   in a variety of situations. Physical development   We   provide   opportunities   for   our   young   children   to   be   active   and   develop   co-ordination,   control,   and   movement.   Children   need to learn and understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Personal, social and emotional development We   help   children   to   develop   a   positive   sense   of   themselves,   and   encourage   them   to   form   positive   relationships   and   develop respect   for   others;   to   develop   social   skills   and   learn   how   to   manage   their   feelings;   to   understand   appropriate   behaviour   in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities. Specific Areas Literacy development When   children   are   ready   we   will   encourage   them   to   link   sounds   and   letters   and   to   begin   to   read   and   write.   Children   must   be given access to a wide range of reading materials in order to create their interest. Mathematics   we   will   provide   children   with   opportunities   to   develop   and   improve   their   skills   in   counting,   understanding   and   using   numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. Understanding of the world This   is   helping   children   to   make   sense   of   their   physical   world   and   their   community   through   opportunities   to   explore,   observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. Expressive arts and design We provide a wide range of media and materials to enable children to explore and play, whilst also providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts,  ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology. All children learn best through experiences that are planned to meet their stage of development. Play is the key to the way young children learn.
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