The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the area of education upon which young children build the rest of their lives. It is a single framework for care, learning and development. All children should be given the opportunity to experience the best possible start to their education, to develop solid foundations which will ensure that they flourish throughout their school years and on into adulthood.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year.
The Foundation Stage is used to cover both the Nursery and Reception class.
The EYFS is based upon four principles:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
At St. Saviour’s children enter our unit at three years old and remain until they enter Year One. Our unit consists of two specialist teachers, two fully trained Nursery Nurses and one teaching assistant in charge of sixty children.
Children foster the characteristics of effective early learning through:
- Playing and exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and thinking critically