Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) framework takes the unique child as the focus. It identifies four key principles, which celebrate the skill and competence of babies and young children and highlights the interrelationship between growth, learning, development and the environment in which they are cared for and educated. These four key principles are:

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

 

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

 

Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development.

 

 

Our Approach to Learning

Skilled practitioners know how and when to become involved with children’s play. Through engaging in sustained shared thinking with children, play can evolve and develop further. This building project developed from individual shared plans and designs to a finished tunnel built with team work and used as a base for talk for the rest of the session.

 

Wray Pre-School caters for all learning styles through the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). The EYFS ethos is firmly based in the belief that open-ended creative play is a key way in which children learn. Play is complex and needs time, space and skilled staff to support in order to grow and evolve. At Wray Pre-School we build our sessions around this thinking.

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-related.

 

We are regularly inspected by The Office for Standards in Education Department (Ofsted) to check the quality of our provision and that our curriculum is suitable to help children progress towards the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our unique OFSTED number is EY385203.

 

Copies of our last Ofsted inspection report, dated July 2014, are available for parents and carers to read on the notice board or alternatively online. We are very proud to be recognised as a GOOD pre-school with outstanding features.

Skilled practitioners know how and when to become involved with children’s play. Through engaging in sustained shared thinking with children, play can evolve and develop further. This building project developed from individual shared plans and designs to a finished tunnel built with team work and used as a

base for talk for the rest of the session.