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Early Years foundation

The prime Areas

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
    Making Relationships
    Self-Confidence & Self-Awareness
    Managing Feelings & Behaviour
  • Communication & Language
    Listening & Attention
    Understanding Speaking
  • Physical Development
    Moving & Handling
    Health & Self-Care

The Specific Areas

  • LiteracyReading
  • MathematicsNumbers
    Shape,Space & Measure
  • Understanding of the WorldPeople & Communities
    The World Technology
  • Expressive Arts & DesignExploring using Media & Materials
    Being Imaginative


Our planning is created on a monthly and weekly basis. The monthly planning consists of the developmental milestones within each child’s age range. Our qualified early year’s practitioners use these as a basic guideline towards their key children’s goals and create the weekly planning accordingly.

Observations are a key part of the EYFS, and we ensure that these a daily occurrence within our nursery.

Should a child be struggling to reach a certain milestone, the planning is then adapted accordingly allowing them to reach their full potential. The same applies for children that are excelling within a certain area; we then adapt the activities to ensure that the children are challenged continuously. In a fun and stimulating way.

Learning Journals

Learning Journals are a creative documentation of each child’s journey within Al Ghad Nursery. Starting from their very first day and continuing right through to their last day within our care.

Within the learning journal the contents are –

  • Front cover
  • Family Page
  • About me page
  • Teacher Information
  • Observations and photographic evidence throughout the year
  • Developmental milestones for relevant age
  • Term 1 & 2 reports