Early Years Foundation Stage
|Early Years Foundation Stage
Our Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) schools include Foundation 1 (similar to Pre-School/Nursery stage) and Foundation Two (Reception Class). The EYFS framework sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from 3 to 5 years of age.
The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:
every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person
the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
Areas of Learning and Development
There are six areas in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:
- Creative Development
- Physical Development
- Social, Personal and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
In EYFS, we aim to teach the children through a range of engaging and exciting topics which captivates and enthuses the children. We use the children’s interests and ideas to help support and guide our planning, to ensure that their learning is child led and they are at the center of their learning. We pride ourselves on our rich, stimulating environment which supports early language development and on our classroom provisions which support and challenge the children to become independent learners, preparing the children for a successful transition to Year 1 and beyond.