EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) 2021

The EYFS describes the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.  This is a very important stage in each child’s development. It helps them prepare for school. Working with parents we want to ensure each child’s experience is happy, active, exciting and fun.
 
Our focus is on supporting children's development, care and learning needs.
 
 
The EYFS Framework sets out:
 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Assessments that maps your child’s progress
  • Welfare Requirements to keep your child safe and promote welfare
  • Early Learning Goals
 
Children will focus on:
 
  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development
 
These areas are essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
 
As children grow, then a further 4 areas of learning are introduced:
 
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.
 
The aim always is to follow your child's unique needs and interests through play.
 
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

EYFS (2021)

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage September 2021
The early years foundation stage was introduced in 2008. You can download here a copy of the latest revision.
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Curriculum Plan 2021-2022

Curriculum Plan 2021/22
The plan provides opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors to support children's development across both the prime and specific areas of learning
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Help for early years providers 2021

The early years foundation stage changed from 1 September 2021 and parents may like to use the following link to understand more about the changes and how we use the guidance to support each childs learning.

 

Click on the link to find information about each of the seven areas of learning:

 

https://help-for-early-years-providers.education.gov.uk