Early Years Foundation Stage

There are four themes which make up the early years foundation stage, which underpin effective practice in the care, development and learning of the children

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 foundation of loving an secure relationships with parent(s)/ carer (s) and /or a key person

Enabling environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and development- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and stages and all area of learning and development are equally important and are inter connected.

We take care to provide activities which use equipment appropriate to the age and stage of development of the children attending Pre school which will stimulate their interests and encourage investigation as well as enabling the children to practice existing skills and to build on these to acquire new ones.

We are aware of the importance of reflecting all members of the society not just those who attend pre school but also the local community and society in general in a positive way.

All children need to experience a planned programme of actives and experiences tailored to their stage of development and take account of their individual needs. The following heading which supports the early years foundation stage show ho we provide a planned programme which will enable children to development.

Personal, social and emotional development

Children will have experiences and support that will help them to development a positive sense of themselves and of others, respect for other, social skills and a positive disposition to learn. We provide support for children ‘s emotions well being to help them to know them selves and what they can do

Communication and language

Children will be given opportunities to talk about their experiences and to listen to others; they will be encouraged to express their own ideas and in ways in which can be understood.

Physical development

The physical development of children will be encouraged with opportunities for them to be active and interactive to improve their skills for coordination, control, manipulation and movement. They will be supported in using their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connection between new information and what they already know. Children will be supported in understanding the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.


They will hear stories, rhymes, poems and songs and when confidently will join in with them. Book will always be readily available for children for looking at, read stories and to recongnise how printed word and pictures can convey meaning. Material for writhing or making marks will be available and children will be helped to understand the purpose of writing


Children will be supported in understanding problem solving reasoning and numeracy within a broad range of context which they can explore, enjoy and learn, practice talk about the developing understanding. They will be provided with opportunities to practice and extend their skills in these areas and to gain confidence and competence in their use.

Expressive art and design

Supporting their curiosity, exploration and play will extend children’s creativity skill. They will be provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imagination and role-play activities.

Understanding the world

Children will be supported in developing their knowledge; skill and understanding that help them make sense of the world. Their learning will be supported through offering opportunities to use a range of tools safety, encounter creature, people, plants and objects in their natural environment and in real life situation.