This help centre article has been written for Koru Kids' Home Nursery service
Early years focus
Our home nurseries all closely follow the EYFS as any nursery setting is obliged to do. Your child will follow the same learning and development pathway as they would in a nursery setting.
Our home nurseries are focused solely on the early years with children aged between 3 months and 5 years old. Activities are specifically planned for this age group.
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Your Early Educator will have been rigorously trained on the ins and outs of the programme and will know what your child should be learning and how they should be progressing.
Being in such a small group means your Early Educator will know your child inside out. Milestone by milestone, they will get them to that first day of school - fully ready for the learning ahead.
This is not just guidance. It is your Early Educator’s statutory responsibility to be familiar with the EYFS and follow it.
It is a condition of their childminder registration with Koru Kids that they will deliver the EYFS for the children in their care.
They have had thorough training in the programme and are equipped with tools and resources to help them practice it day by day.
They always have the ongoing support of our team, including EYFS experts, so if they ever need support it's just a phone call away.
Observation and assessment
Your Early Educator will regularly assess your child’s development.
You will be asked to complete a baseline assessment when your child joins a setting - this helps your Early Educator know where your child is at.
Your Early Educator will continue to reflect on their progress and plan for their needs specifically. This mostly happens in your child’s individual learning journal which you can ask to see at any time.
They will complete a 2-year check when your child is aged between 24-26 months old and share their observations with your health visitor and, of course, you.