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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the term used to describe the time in your child’s life between birth and the age of five.

Early Years is a very important stage for your children as it helps prepare them for their future learning and success. Early years' experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure.  

At our setting we follow the EYFS framework. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. 

We use the Non-Statutory guidance Development Matters (2021) and Birth to Five Matters to help ensure staff support your child's learning and development in a way which suits them best. 

Our setting uses in the moment planning to help support children's learning and development. The staff observe and plan in the moment ensuring they make the most of all them teachable moments. Our skilled staff monitor your child's development to ensure they are meeting all the milestones and are given the support and Early intervention needed if necessary working closely with parents and other professionals. 

We are a Communication Friendly Setting.

All staff have taken part in Elklan Training. Elklan training ensures staff have the ability and knowledge needed to support children's speech and language development.

This training course is a highly successful externally accredited evidence-based course which equip staff to develop the key communication skills of ALL children to ensure later success at school.

It also provides essential strategies to support children learning an additional language. This is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically for those of you working with children aged 3-5 years. All the EY curriculums in the UK recognise communication and language as a prime area for learning and development.

Staff submit Learning logs to show how they have implemented and embedded the knowledge learnt on the course, Our setting was then observed and awarded The communication friendly setting accreditation. 

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