The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. The EYFS is based upon four principles:
We follow the curriculum as set out by the government covering the three Prime areas of learning:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
2. Communication and Language (CL) and
3. Physical Development,
and the Specific areas of learning:
1. Literacy (L),
2. Mathematics (M),
3. Understanding the World (UW) and
4. Expressive Arts & Design (EAD).
All areas of learning are important at this stage and the planning and activities are based around this.
The staff within the Reception classes work closely together to ensure that the provision available to the children is well-resourced and planned in depth to maximise the learning of each individual in a safe and exciting environment. This provision also includes a commitment that every child has the opportunities to work together in the outdoor environment on a daily basis.