Early Years

Welcome to Early Years.

Life in our EYFS unit is vibrant and fun! We offer children a wide variety of multi-sensory activities which cater for individual learning styles. Our approach offers a balance between child initiated play and adult led activities. We teach the children skills to enable them to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. 

 Our nurturing environment and experienced team of Teachers and Key Workers support the well-being and emotional development of all children to secure happiness and enable learning to take place.


Our Curriculum is based around the understanding that children learn best through play and active learning. Our carefully tailored planning allows us to teach across all 7 areas of learning and development. These being: 

PSED-Personal Social and Emotional Development 

PD- Physical Development

CLL- Communication and Language

L- Literacy


UW-Understanding the world 

EAD- Expressive Arts and Design 


Planning in the Early Years is unique. We have a long term plan which shows the ‘Loose themes’ we will be working on throughout the year. Our planning is always planned around a high quality text.  However, it is important to note that we also follow the interests of the children. Often, the direction for our continuous provision planning can happen in the moment.  We believe that children will become more absorbed in their leaning if they are excited and engaged by the content. 

Our nursery class follow a two year cycle, as some children can be in our setting for up to 9 terms. 

Our reception class follow a one year planning cycle. The EYFS curriculum is progressive in knowledge and skills to ensure that children leave our reception class with core knowledge which prepares them for National Curriculum in Year 1. 

Attached is the EYFS Statutory Guidance, which shows all 17 areas of leaning and the end of year expectations.

The EYFS Development Matters document is used as a guide to support planning and assessment.