Early Years Providers and Reception Classes have to follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities.

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets out the learning and stages development for all children from birth to five years. It guides those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school or in a reception class - by outlining what they need to do to support your child.

All of our settings work within the EYFS Framework. It allows us to recognise the holistic nature of development and learning at a young age, with an emphasis on children learning through interaction with people, and exploring and discovering the world around them. The EYFS identifies the individuality, efforts and achievements of every child and recognises that learning and development take place when children are in a safe, stimulating, multi-sensory environment.

If you would like to know more about the EYFS please ask a member of the team who will happily talk you through. Alternatively you can click here and read ‘What to expect when?’. This guidance is for parents and carers.

Or you can also view the full EYFS framework by clicking here.

EYFS Framework 2014