The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.

(taken from ‘Foundation Years’ website)


At Butterflies Nursery we believe that it is important to give your child the best start to their development and education and therefore believe that as parents and guardians you play a vital role alongside us in this. We ask you at your settling in visit for information to help us know where your child is, currently in their development.

We continually assess the children and use this information to inform our planning to help your child develop across all the areas of learning. The staff plan activities that cover a broad and balanced curriculum within a range of opportunities. We have a topic-based curriculum and try and include interests of the children within this.

We send home progress reports every term where we share your child’s development against the EYFS Curriculum and ask for your input into your child’s development.

We use ‘Famly’  which is an online system that allows you as parents to be able to log in and see what experiences your child is having in the nursery , and for you to leave comments and experiences they have outside the nursery.

The nursery will provide breakfast, lunch, tea, morning and afternoon snacks for your child depending on their attendance.

Nursery children develop faster than at any other time in their lives, therefore their diets require the right kind of tasty nutritious foods to encourage healthy growth. This means they need good carbohydrates to give them energy, protein to build their bodies and essential vitamins and minerals for healthy bones and teeth.