The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.
From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
At Doxey Primary Schol, children can join us the month after they turn 2 years old. (Compulsory schooling begins at the start of the term after a child’s fifth birthday.) The Foundation Stage here at Doxey helps to build on the child’s earliest experiences to provide a secure foundation for learning throughout their school years and beyond.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into four themes;
It covers seven areas of learning:
When all of these areas are incorporated together in a stimulating learning environment it enables the children to develop the key skills and positive attitudes for successful learning throughout the school.
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Doxey Primary School
The Early Years Foundation Stage team at Doxey Primary School value the importance of providing high quality education and care, which is centred around the individual needs and interests of our children. Through active learning experiences, stimulating and creative environments and committed and passionate staff; we aim to support and challenge the development of every child within our care. The school values of respect, curiosity, perseverance, pride and self-belief underpin everything that we do. As a school; we aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who achieve knowledge, understanding and skills at the highest levels to ensure their future as responsible citizens and life-long learners.
We have three Early Years Settings at Doxey:
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