Welcome to Reception
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The staff ratio in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides a safe, secure and caring environment which allows the children to be gradually introduced into school routines. The classrooms are well equipped and the children have a separate play area from the older children.
“Children make a strong start to their schooling in the well-appointed, suitably staffed and rigorously managed early years setting.”
We follow The Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundations Stage (Revised 2021).
The Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (Revised 2021)
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework was developed to support children’s learning and development from birth to five years. The Areas of Learning and Development in the Framework have three prime areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We also support children in four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied these are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Our Reception staff provide children with exciting and appropriate play experiences and learning opportunities to enable them to develop in all the above areas. The children engage in learning both inside and outside through a mixture of child-initiated, adult-directed and adult-led activities. Teachers are experienced and are able to recognise each child’s strengths and areas that require more support to develop new skills.
It is important that young children feel safe and secure in their surroundings. All the adults in the EYFS setting place a strong emphasis on getting to know all the children and on building positive relationships with each child and their carers. Each class teacher is supported by a Learning Support assistant (LSA) and we have an apprentice LSA who works with both the Reception classes. We encourage the opportunity to work together with parents to help children develop to their full potential and encourage the sharing of information about children on an ongoing basis.