Early Years Foundation Stage



The Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that all children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to give children a broad range of knowledge and skills to provide the right foundation for life.


We plan a wide and varied range of activities that are achievable for all children based upon their age and stage of development using the four overarching principles of the EYFS as set out below:


Unique Child:

We see every child for their uniqueness and tailor our planning to each individual taking into account their interests and styles of learning.


Positive relationships:

These are promoted throughout the journey your child will take with us from day one. This begins with a home visit to form attachments with the key person and will continue within the setting whereby they will learn to engage with all other practitioners and with their peers on a daily basis. This will lead to them becoming confident, strong and independent.


Enabling environments:

As part of our daily planning the voice of the parent and child as well as practitioner observations are taken into account when choosing what resources to provide. Each day resources will include construction, small world, messy play, arts and craft, ICT equipment, book corner and home corner.


Learning and development:

We recognise that all children learn and develop in different ways. We make reasonable adjustments to ensure the setting is all inclusive and meets the needs of all children attending including those with special educational need and disabilities.


Please click on the link for a parents guide to the EYFS provided by Foundation Years