Early Years

Our Early Years Foundation Stage seeks to provide:

  • quality and consistency so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • a broad and rich curriculum which supports their deepening understandings and extends their knowledge. Their learning is achieved through access to high quality play-based provision and involvement in a range of group activities that are supported by responsive adults, who have high aspirations for all children and work to meet their individual needs to enable them to be the best that they can be.
  • partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
  • equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported

The four guiding EYFS principles shape practice in our early year’s settings:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be resilient and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Learning and Development. We understand children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

The EYFS framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. It is our intention that our curriculum provides the basis for learning and development but that, following best practice, class teachers adapt to and reflect the individual and collective interests, passions and needs of the children in their class.

The foundation for our curriculum and the learning experience will be rooted in the ‘Prime Areas’ of the EYFS Framework: Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development. The four specific areas, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.

Useful Documents

EYFS Long term plan