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The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and 5 years.

All nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders who are registered to develiver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stafe framework. This supports all professionals and ensures that your child receives a high quality early education.

As a parent there is a lot you can do during this time to support your child. For more information, please see:

At Highfield nursery school we encourage children to ‘learn through play’ as they explore our beautiful and natural learning environment. Family workers follow the interests of your child to ensure a personalised approach which motivates and captures their attention. Since September 2016 we have developed our ‘in the moment’ planning approach, where our skilful and experienced practitioners follow your child’s lead and interact with them as they play, constantly ‘teaching’ them and further developing their own unique ideas.