early years foundation stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was introduced in September 2007. The EYFS is made up of a Statutory Framework for the Early Years which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years.
A Practice Guidance document supports staff in assessing a child's progress and helps them to provide the best learning experience for all babies and children. The aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play experiences. For additional information, please click on the above link to the EYFS.
Play is vital for children. It helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. It is through play that our children learn, develop at their own pace and have fun with adults who understand, support and care about them.
We want the children we care for to feel secure, not pushed or pressured, and to have the confidence to deal with whatever life brings.