The Early Years Foundation Stage framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years (nursery and Reception). All areas of learning are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The three prime areas are: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development.
Specific areas are: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Our nursery and Reception curriculums are built around questions.
Outcomes and Impact of our Curriculum
The school has been open for two years and so has had two years of EYFS data. Children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals and schools have to report how many children have reached a 'Good Level of Development'. Children are deemed to have achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD) if they have achieved the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language Development, Literacy and Mathematics.
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Our children are well prepared for year 1. They are inquisitive and curious learners who are prepared to face challenges and know that they have to make mistakes in order to learn.