The Early Years Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Nursery!

St Theresa’s Early Years Foundation Stage provides a broad and balanced curriculum for children aged 3-5+.

In the EYFS there are seven areas of learning and development.

The three prime areas are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development.

The four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

At St Theresa’s we consider the individual needs, interests and stage of development of each child and use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas  of learning and development. Each area of learning is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.  We havea fantastic outdoor area that the children can access freely alongside a range of indoor provision.

Each child’s level of development is assessed against the Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception and parents are informed as to whether their child is meeting the expected levels of development, or if they are exceeding expected levels or not yet reaching them (emerging). This forms the basis of the EYFS Profile.

Click here fore more information about the EYFS curriculum.


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