Striving for Excellence

Westbury Tender Care Nursery

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How We Teach

​​When your child starts at Tender Care they will be given a key person (what is a key person?), responsible for tracking the progress of your child. Children thrive from loving and secure​​ relationships and though this is normally provided by yourself, we want your child to feel​ safe and cared for at nursery​​. Children who form a good attachment with their Key worker are more like to progress positively across all areas of development.

Here at Westbury your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development, as outlined in the EYFS.

What is the EYFS?

EYFS Statutory Framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

To find out how we implement the above aims at Tender Care click here.

How Do We Use It?

Our unique, weekly planning ensures that we provide activities that promote all 7 areas of development. We collate observations on all the children covering the categories on a monthly basis, these are then recorded in our special tracking system which easily enables us to identify your child's needs. This system clearly shows our practitioners and parents' whether they are on target for their age and any areas we can help them develop.

Two Year Old Check

At some point after your child turns 2, their key person will show you a written summary of how your child is progressing against the 3 prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
This is called the progress check at age 2. This check will highlight areas where your child is progressing well and any where they might need some extra help or support – and how mums and dads and other family members or carers can work with the key person to help. You might find it useful to share the information from the check with other professionals such as health visitors (who can use it as part of the health and development review). 

Where can I go for further information?

Our Nursery Managers and practitioners are more than happy to talk with parents further in relation to the EYFS and the children’s individual development. We welcome you asking as many questions as you need to.

You can also find the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at The foundation years website also includes a range of resources and contacts.

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Areas of Development

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Self Confidence & Self Awareness

Communication & Language

  • Listening & Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving & Handling
  • Health & Self Care


  • Numbers
  • Shapes, Space and Measures


  •  Reading
  • Writing

Understanding the World

  • People & Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Exploring and Using Media & Materials
  • Being Imaginative