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Early Year’s Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years Foundation Stage is a caring and friendly place where children can grow and learn in a secure, creative and friendly environment. Staff, pupils, parents and governors work well together to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Children usually start nursery soon after their third birthday. You will be contacted about the date when your child will start. It is essential you fill out a ‘data entry’ form prior to your child turning three, to ensure they have a place at South Bank Nursery. Forms can be collected at the main school office. Before children start nursery, two members of staff will make a visit to your home to meet you and your child. Later you will have the opportunity to stay with your child and join them in their play for their first session. This helps them to become more confident and happy in their new environment.

If you would like to see our Early Years provision in action, please contact the school to arrange a visit.

We look forward to meeting you!

We follow the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

What is the EYFS?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a framework for children up to the age of five, setting out seven key areas of learning around which activities are based.

What does the EYFS cover?

It covers the welfare and development of children.

The welfare section covers:

Basic checks, such as ensuring staff have undergone all relevant security checks
Facilities and equipment safe and suitable for children
Quality of the environment, for example, it recommends there should be some access to outdoor space.

The development section covers:

Prime areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication & Language
Physical Development

Specific areas:

Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design

The Outdoor Classroom.

We have an amazing outdoor classroom! Learning outside often

involves “messy play”.

We use this area in every season.We have waterproof coats, trousers and wellingtons. As we are out in all weathers it is essential that children have warm coats for underneath these, everyday.


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