Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Rainbow Valley Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS) Framework and explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development from 0-5 Years.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Children following the EYFS curriculum, learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.

Age Groups


Sunshiners-3 months to walking age

The Sunshiner’s Class provides a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. Our carers focus on creating experiences and opportunities that invite exploration and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in a child’s first year.

We are focused on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure. We personalize care for each baby based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires.


Moonwalkers- Walking age to 2 years

Our Growing Moonwalker’s Class provides your toddler with hands-on exploration and social interaction in a safe, engaging surrounding which helps your one to two year old learn about his or her expanding world. Through the guidance of our early childhood development professionals, toddlers enjoy learning experiences that promote their blossoming independence and social skills, and foster self-confidence.


Cloudriders-2 years-3 years

The curious and vibrant cloudrider programme is filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge. Through intentional teaching practices, purposefully-designed learning environments, and enriched activities, teachers ensure the children have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences which lead to success in school and in life.


Stargazers 3 years-5 years

Our ’ READY for SCHOOL’ programme helps children advance skills in phonics, pre writing and pre reading. Our child-centred approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of child development such as creative thinking, complex problem solving, empathetic collaboration, curious investigation, and astute decision making.