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Learning / EYFS

At Daisy Chain we plan an environment that is influenced by Reggio Emilia, and following the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which covers 7 areas of learning ranging from children’s social and emotional skills down to maths and communication skills. Children are preparing for school but this in no way means they will be learning in any formal way, as children learn best when they are enthusiastic about their environment.


Daisy Chain is registered with OFSTED and pursues the early learning goals as set out in the early years foundation stage framework for children under the age of 5 years, issued by the Department for Education.

Daisies – 32 months to school age

The Daisy room is a large, open planned play area that enables the children to move around freely. It is laid out in different ‘learning areas’ such as the creative area and role play area, encouraging the children to be focussed on their learning. They also enjoy additional spaces in the outdoor classroom, sensory room, and art studio. Children are encouraged to become independent and are learning essential skills in readiness for school.

Poppies – 18 months to 32 months

Poppies have 4 exciting play areas available to them, used flexibly throughout the day. The sensory room offers a space to excite and stimulate the children’s senses and expressive skills. The creative room and garden allow the children to explore a range of different equipment using their natural curiosity and interest in the world around them. We aim for the equipment to be real, so include fresh food in the role play area and pots and pans in the outdoor mud kitchen.

Snowdrops & Buttercups – 3 months to 18 months

We have a fully functioning milk kitchen aimed at making your life as a parent easier. The babies are offered a range of sensory equipment aimed at stimulating their curiosity and interest. The activities are changed frequently during the day as we truly believe that busy babies are happy babies.