EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (age 3-4)
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS: Pre School and Reception) promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Play underpins the EYFS. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. They practice new ideas and skills, they take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others.