Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The EYFS framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives parents confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
At Thornhill Lees our EYFS is made up of:
- Morning 2 Year Old Nursery
- Morning and Afternoon 3 & 4 Year Old Nursery
- Reception Classes
EYFS Development Matters
This is a key document for the EYFS. It is used to assess the children's age and stages of learning and development and plan for their next steps.
EYFS Information for Parents