Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a play based framework that we use as a tool to ensure that children from birth to five years are developing and learning to their full potential. We plan and provide a range of play activities, which help your child to make progress in each of the seven areas of learning and development.
Your child’s educator will observe your child to assess how they are learning and developing. They will use this information, along with evidence from photographs, videos and work samples, to document your child’s progress and development. They will update you regularly through informal discussions when you collect your child. The following reviews of your child’s progress will also be shared with you, enabling you to work together to decide how to help your child to move onto the next stage of progress:
- Progress check at age two – when your child is aged between two and three years, your child’s educator will work with you to prepare a summary of their development in the prime areas of learning.
- Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – as your child prepares to start school, an Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) is completed to providing a review of your child’s progress as they come to the end of the EYFS.