Early Years

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child become ‘school ready’ as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, we strongly believe that their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. In order for children to acquire a deep level of learning, it is important to ensure they have opportunities to build memory prompts, enabling them to recall things which they have learnt, effectively continuing to build their knowledge as they progress throughout education.

Early Years

The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to the age of 5.

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Areas of Learning

The EYFS Profile summarises and describes children’s attainment based on ongoing observation and assessment in both the prime and specific areas of learning.

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Nursery & Pre-school

The initial stages which provide an excellent foundation where every child can develop their future education in a safe, stimulating, and happy environment.

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WOW Moments

In the Early Years setting, we offer opportunities to extend and enhance the curriculum through termly visitors, trips, the use of school grounds including the outdoor classroom.

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Aims, Vision & Values

In all parts of our Early Years provision we will promote that every child is unique, constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.

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Starting School

As the time for school approaches, there are ways in which you can help prepare and support your child ahead of their start with us.

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Home Learning

In the Early Years, home learning activities are fun, practical activities that involve the whole family.

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Tapestry

All observations are recorded in your child’s personal, online learning journey which can be accessed via Tapestry.

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E-Safety in the Early Years

Early Years children experience a range of technologies throughout their play and so it is important to ensure their online safety.

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Bristol Standard

The Bristol Standard Quality Improvement certificate is recognised nationally as an outstanding self-evaluation framework for the Early Years department.

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SMSC

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.

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Early Reading

We believe that reading and writing is an essential life skill and we are dedicated to enabling our children to become enthused, engaged and successful lifelong readers and writers.

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