Short Circuits team share the philosophy that every opportunity is a learning opportunity for both the children and ourselves.

We follow the overarching principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage:

  • Unique Child
  • Positive Relationship
  • Enabling Environments
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

We ensure that these underpin our daily practice and procedures.

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a Government framework that sets out minimum standards of care and learning that all childcare providers are expected to deliver. Its purpose is to ensure that children are provided with a rich learning experience tailored to their individual needs, whilst being cared for in a safe and secure environment. The EYFS contains a series of Early Learning Goals that are set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of their reception year.

These goals have recently changed and are now 7 areas of learning: –

  • Personal social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Understanding the world
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Expressive arts and design

All the children at Short Circuits have a Key Person who is responsible for ensuring they feel safe and secure. The Key person duties include meeting children’s emotional needs and supporting their overall well-being. The key person will be available as a point of contact for parents/carers and will build and maintain positive relationships to ensure that children learn, develop and thrive in the setting. The key person is responsible for observing, planning, assessments and record keeping for their key children.

Short Circuits know how important your child’s safety, development and education is and we encourage children to learn through exploration and experimentation. We encourage our children to develop educationally and physically by offering facilities, resources and guidance appropriate to their age and stage of development, in a bright and stimulating environment. Shorts Circuits will go the extra mile to ensure your child reaches their true potential.