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At Checkendon Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and aim to provide a safe, secure and caring environment where every child is valued as an individual. Through a meaningful partnership with parents, we strive to make the bridge between home and school as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We create opportunities for the children to learn through their play and develop a growing independence and positive self-image.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
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.
What is the EYFS Framework?
The EYFS Framework exists for staff to help your child’s learning and development, and was developed with a number of early years experts and parents.
In September 2014 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most. This new framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop.
For more information please see the EYFS parents guide. This can be found under the documents section of the website.