the Early years foundation stage

There are four guiding principles and seven areas of learning and development, outlined by the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021). The ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ Guidance Is designed to support practitioners In how the guiding principles work together for children to reach the Early Learning Goals.


The Guiding Principles:


A Unique Child: Every child Is a unique child, who Is constantly learning and who can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.

Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and Independent through positive relationships.

Enable it Environments: Children learn and develop well In enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual Interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time.

Learning and Development: (Recognise the) Importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.

                                                    EYFS Statutory framework (2021)




To meet the needs of our children we adopt child-led learning in response to learning needs. Supported by adults to help scaffold their development, child-led learning means children are engaged and involved and they don't store up questions for tomorrow.