The Role of the Early Years Foundation Stage
We work within the
‘Early Years Foundation Stage Framework’ that covers from birth to 5. This covers the statutory guidelines for
care and education. This is used to
develop our policies and informs how we plan for children’s learning and
development. If you would like to ask
any questions or view our policies these are available to you. Children’s learning is observed by the staff
which informs our planning of activities and play opportunities. Every child has a learning journey book were
this is recorded along with their interests and achievements. Parents are encouraged to share in the use of
this book and record interests and achievements their children have made at
home. You know your children best and we
value your input into their learning so please tell us about their achievements
and interests so we can celebrate these too and plan their next stages of
children’s learning to ensure that children are developing at an age
appropriate rate which is recorded along side their learning journals. This information is informed by ‘Development
Matters’ document produced by the Department for Education which can be found
regularly hold parents evening to give you an opportunity to discuss your
child’s progress with their key person.
We also do a progress report between the age of 2 and 3 years as part of
our statutory guidelines. This will be
done by your child’s key person with input from other staff members who work
closely with your child. We will also
ask for the parents/ carers input along with any other settings or professionals
involved in your child’s care. We will agree on an appropriate time to complete
and feedback on the report with you. The report will consist of a short summary
of your child’s development within the 3 prime areas of learning and the other
5 areas of learning. The report is to
ensure that a child is developing at an age appropriate rate, celebrate their
achievements and highlight any difficulties they are having.
If you would like
more information please speak to your child’s key person or the management team
to discuss any queries with you or answer any of your questions.
There is also a parents guide to the EYFS below.