Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a programme that addresses the development and learning of young children, from babyhood to their first year at school. It covers seven areas of learning in all aspects of children’s development, including problem-solving, helping them to form friendships with their peers, learning to read, and understanding how the world works around them. It has a huge focus on play and encouraging children to experiment and learn through carefully thought out ‘experiences’ and activities. It emphasises the benefits of children spending at least as much time outside as inside, as there is more freedom for them to move around, experiment and take risks.

The Early Years Foundation Stage also looks at the environments that help children to maximise their learning, and offers guidance on how to create a positive relationship between parents and key people.

We follow the EYFS and organise our environment and planning to enhance the children’s learning experiences.

For more information on this, please go to our Learning & Play page or read the Government’s guide to the EYFS.

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