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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is mandatory for all OFSTED registered settings and schools caring for children under the age of 5. The EYFS comprises four principles which guide the work of all early years’ practitioners: –

  •  Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • 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. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.