May 31, 2019


EYFS – Learning Goals

Little Hubber’s Day Nursery North Shields aim to provide a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment for all that attend, and support all children as they explore and learn to reach their full potential. Child care at Little Hubber’s is exceptional, fun and varied. Your little ones will love it.

“Children develop quickly in the early years, and have a right to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities.”(EYFS, 2012)

To ensure that this happens we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage  (EYFS which supports all children from birth to five.

Learning and Development Covers three Prime Areas of learning and four Specific Are as these are broken down below.


The 3 Prime Areas – 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development  is made up of the following aspects: Making Relationships, Self Confidence and self- awareness, and Managing Feelings and Behaviour.

Physical Development  is made up of the following aspects: Moving and Handling, and Health and Self Care.

Communication and Language   is made up of the following aspects: Listening and Attention, Understanding, and Speaking.


The Specific Areas –

Literacy is made up of the following aspects: Reading and Writing.

Mathematics  is made up of the following aspects: Numbers, and Shape, Space and Measure.

Understanding the World is made up of the following aspects: People and Communities, The World, and Technology.

Expressive Arts and Design is made up of the following aspects: Exploring and using Media and Materials, and Being Imaginative.


As children do not make a distinction between play and learning, we at Little Hubbers offer both planned and spontaneous play activities that allow children to develop and learn in different ways.

All Activities planned will be suitable to each individual child’s needs and we welcome parents to provide us with ideas about what their child enjoys so that we can continue this at nursery.

Planning is always displayed so feel free to look at the exciting things we do.

Assessment plays an important part in helping parents, carers and staff to recognise children’s progress understand their needs, and to plan activities and support.

We will provide parents/carers with a short written summary when your child is aged between 2 and 3 in the Prime Areas. This is called the progress check at age 2. The report will include the child’s strengths, development and any areas where the child may have a developmental delay. This can then be shared with other professionals that may be supporting your child and provide us with information.

Assessments for all children will still continue and form part of the child’s Learning Journey, this will support the child, by allowing the parent and key person to support and extend the child’s learning building on their existing strengths and skills. All parents are free to access their child’s learning journey and add experiences from home.

We work closely with other agencies to ensure that we are supporting all children no matter their needs to the best of our ability.

We will also have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Behaviour Co-ordinator(BECO) on site that are able to offer support to families and staff.

Key person

In our setting a key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for. It involves the key person in responding sensitively to children’s feelings and behaviours and meeting emotional needs by giving reassurance, such as when they are new to a setting, and supporting the child’s well-being.

The key person supports physical needs too, helping with issues like nappy changing, toileting and dressing. That person is a familiar figure who is

accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and one who builds relationships with the child and parents or carers. Children feel settled and happy and are more confident to explore and as a result become more capable learners.