How Twinkles Nurseries uses the EYFS Curriculum to help your child develop

Early Years Foundation Stage – from birth to five years old

“The learning environment for children is welcoming and stimulating and through effective activity planning and continuous provision, staff ensure children experience activities across all areas of learning. In each room, children of all ages have free and independent access to a good selection of resources, especially creative, messy and sensory experience.”

Ofsted May 2014


As a childcare provider, we must meet the criteria of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is defined by the Department for Education. This means following a structure of learning, development and care for children aged up to five years old. We are wholeheartedly committed to the EYFS, ensuring that:

  • Children learn through play
  • We work closely with all parents
  • We keep you up-to-date on your child’s progress
  • We meet the welfare, learning and all-round development needs of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

To help children reach their full potential, we deliver the EYFS curriculum of learning through play and planned activities.
The three main areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional

The further four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive art and design.

     Extra-curricular classes

    We offer a range of extra-curricular classes and these vary across the sites and at different times of the year. Classes include Jo Jingles, Diddi Dance, Rhythm Time, Scientots, Hartbeeps, Pyjama Drama & Soccerkidz.










Outdoor Play

We believe outdoor play to be vital to your child’s development, so at Twinkles we go outside every day, whatever the weather may be doing! There is nothing children love more than running around in the fresh air and that’s why we invest in outdoor areas for all of our nurseries. Our outdoor areas are well resourced, with lots for the children to do to support development in all areas of the EYFS. At Twinkles, children have all the same learning opportunities outside as they do inside, so you can be rest assured, wherever your child is playing, they will always be learning something new!


Free Early Learning

For all Three & Four Year Old’s
Limited Two Year places also available – subject to meeting the criteria

Please ask about eligibility or click here to find out more

Every three and four year old in England is entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year and you may also be eligible for the additional 15 hours extended entitlement. Visit the Childcare Choices website to find out more.



Your child’s development is of paramount importance to us. We would define development into 5 key areas.

Physical Development – we provide a range of activities for our children to keep them active in our wonderful outdoor play areas with lots to explore, keep them entertained & active. We also run fun and stimulating music, dance & movement classes in term time by Jo jingles.

Social development – we support your child in making, building and maintaining friendships & their interaction with other children and adults

Cognitive development – we support your child in developing the skills relating to pertaining to learning and thinking through a range of structured activities. For our older pre-school children they have the opportunity to learn french.

Communicative development – we encourage, teach and support your child’s skills to understand the spoken word and to express themselves verbally

Adaptive skills – we support your child with the skills they need for daily living, such as dressing, eating, toileting and washing. Our children are always reminded of the importance of good hygiene such as washing hands before meals and after using the toilet.


“They have ready access to a wide selection of good quality books of both stories and picture books. Staff sit with the children and listem to the book about dinosaurs. Staff ask good open-ended questions whilst reading the book, encouraging the children to think about the colour of the dinosaurs pyjamas. The children receive lots of praise as they reply with the correct answer and this helps to develop the recognition of different colours”

Ofsted 2013

“Staff skilfully support younger children’s communication and language skills. Through copying the sounds babies make, repeating words and providing narratives in children’s play, babies and younger children are eager to communicate.”

Ofsted 2014

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