Learning Through Play

The Early Years Foundation Stage

All the care and learning we provide at Manor Community Childcare Centre follows the principles and guidance set out in the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage document (2008). The four main principles are: A unique child; Positive relationships; Enabling learning_imageenvironments, and Learning and development.

A Unique Child:

This is about valuing every child as a unique individual who learns from the moment they are born and can be confident, capable and self assured. Children are treated as individuals and all their needs are considered so that everybody is included equally.

Positive Relationships:

Children need loving and secure relationships in order to learn to be strong and independent. Every child has a key person to help them feel safe and secure in nursery. We also like to build strong relationships with families so that together we can support children’s learning.

Enabling Environments:

We provide an environment that is safe, healthy and stimulating for children’s development. We observe every child individually in order to plan activities that respond to their needs and interests.

Learning and Development:hand

Children learn through play, through being active and by taking on physical and mental challenges. We support them to develop their creativity and their thinking skills.

There are six learning areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage: they are all connected and equally important.


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development