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At Flying Start Day Nursery Chigwell we believe that every child is unique and deserves the best start in life with strong support to for fill their potential.

We follow the national curriculum for early years. The Early Year’s Foundation Stage framework became mandatory in early years settings in September 2008. We ensure that our staff plan the learning and development of each individual child, with a balance of child led and adult led activities.

At Flying Start Day Nursery Chigwell we encourage our staff to work together with parents and guardians to ensure a strong relationship. The exchanging of information, discussion and feedback, helps us to understand each individual need of the child. Records of each child’s learning and development are kept in a beautiful online learning journey that leaves with the child at the end of foundation stage.

Children need to feel safe, happy and secure in their relationships and environment, our practitioners ensure that children are warmly welcomed every day to help create an excellent relationship.

(EYFS) Seven Areas of Learning & Development


Activities are planned indoors and outdoors. We plan lots of opportunities for mark-making and encourage writing for a purpose with our 2-5 year olds.

Communication and Language 

Children are encouraged to listen to stories and share stories with friends. Children learn to connect ideas and events to help create stories. There are  variety of resources in each area to support children with communication and language development. Children become confident speakers within group play activities such as circle time.

Expressive art and design development

The children love to dance, sing and act out rhymes and stories. Through such activities as painting, constructing, mark-making and model-making the children develop their fine motor skills


Children explore number in games, action songs, rhymes and in many real-life practical activities indoors and outdoors. They discover shape, space and measure whilst playing in the water and the sand, cooking, building models and planting seeds.

Personal, social and emotional development

Throughout all areas of the curriculum we endeavour to promote the children’s personal, social and emotional development. This area of the curriculum is, we believe, vitally important for the future well-being of the children.

Physical development

We believe that children have a natural need for physical play as well as quiet play. As a result our room is open planned to cater for both.