Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Department caters for children aged 3 to 5 years and is an integral part of our provision. We aim to provide a happy, secure and caring environment in which each child feels safe and nurtured. This, combined with educationally stimulating surroundings and activities, encourages our children to develop their inquisitive nature and learn at their own pace.
The EYFS is made up of 4 themes: The Unique Child. Positive Relationships, The Enabling Environment and Learning and Development. These themes are important as they all combine to ensure young children make good, strong progress in their earliest years. This stage in life is the most important as children’s minds and bodies grow and develop most from birth to age 4.
Our young children gain knowledge through first hand, multi-sensory experience. Through constructive play, children are taught a solid curriculum based on the EYFS, which includes the following areas:
- Personal social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Understanding of the world
- Literacy development
- Communication and Language Development
- Expressive Arts and Design
They will discover the joys of learning and acquiring a range of skills which include painting, drawing, understanding shapes and numbers, reading, writing, music, dance and sports. We instil positive attitudes and the curiosity to become lifelong learners.