Stowupland Preschool follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum describes the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.
  • This curriculum is play-based and stresses the importance of learning/exploring and growing through stages relating to your child’s age.  We support children and strive to make sure they are reaching their milestones.
  • The curriculum emphasises an ‘active learner’. We encourage children to ‘keep trying’ and as they grow and develop ready for school, we challenge the children’s thinking and encourage them to be a ‘critical’ thinking.

The Early Years Foundation Stage ensures:

  • Children learn through play
  • Staff work closely in partnership with parents –  we use the Key Person system
  • Your child’s learning at home is taken into account
  • You are kept up-to-date with your child’s progress through their Learning Journey – we use Tapestry 
  • The welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities

Stowupland Preschool uses the Early Years Foundation Stage to plan and provide a range of play activities, which help the children to make progress in the areas of learning and development.

Staff observe and assess your child’s development. They plan, through next steps and focus on your child’s interests to keep learning fun, interactive, relatable and exciting.

You can read this Parents Guide – What to expect from the Early Years Foundation Stage‘ to find out more.

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