What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?
The EYFS is a stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first year (Reception) in the school.
The EYFS framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning.
It describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest life.
For full information see Foundation Stage for Parents
We foster an atmosphere of mutual respect between adults and children. The children come to know that they are valued members of the group and accordingly they become happier and more confident. We teach them to know and discuss how they feel, and help them to develop good communication skills and an appreciation of the feelings of others and their points of view.
Through encouraging co-operation and team-work, we promote constructive ways to resolve differences.In our daily routines we provide children with a clear structure and rhythm to their day, which gives an appropriate balance between active, energetic play sessions and the quieter, more focused activities. Children are encouraged to explore and investigate the world around them and respond creatively and thoughtfully to the varied learning experiences offered.
These include activities to promote language and literacy, mathematical games and problem-solving challenges, art activities, construction, role-play, music and dance, outdoor games and wheeled toys, cookery, science experiments, gardening and appreciation of nature.