This year, we are working with a new Early Years Foundation Framework that becomes effective from September 2021.
The Department of Education have developed this framework with the aim of:
Although, historically, we have strong outcomes in these areas, we welcome any changes that benefits our children and gives us an opportunity to spend more time with them in their learning.
Alongside the statutory framework, we use other non statutory guidance to support the children's learning and development. These guidance documents can be found below on the Curriculum page.
Our Early Years Team believe passionately in providing an environment and experiences that are developmentally appropriate for our children. We do not call children away from their own chosen activities where they are highly engaged to participate in dull, adult led activities that have an assessment driven agenda and fail to consider the individual needs of the child.
We prioritise children's well-being because we know that children who are happy are able to learn and are confident to show their own unique personalities. We join children in their play, supporting and extending their learning during periods of high engagement when important brain connections can be made.
Please see the explanation of our ethos and methodology and how we work below, but if you have any concerns or questions, please come and talk to me.
Mrs S Dryden
Early Years Lead