Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Statement of Intent for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Through varied and stimulating provision, we make our EYFS settings a place of fascination and enjoyment that awakens a lifelong desire to discover and learn.


EYFS Protocol

EYFS Provision

We have morning and afternoon Nursery Classes (Little Owls) for children who are 3 years old and over, led by qualified teachers.

Reception children (Robins) are taught in two parallel classes.

EYFS content

We teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Development Matters Curriculum.

EYFS Development Matters Curriculum

Curriculum design for EYFS:

We follow a topic led approach to teaching and learning and use Cornerstones as a resource for enriching planning. Children’s own interests and next steps are an important part of the process. In Nursery, response planning for individual children further supports a child-led approach. Providing exciting experiences and activities which stimulate curiosity and imagination and using the outdoor learning environments we have in the school grounds and in our local community is key to all we do.


Curriculum Choices for EYFS:

  • Real life experiences provided every week 
  • Outdoor learning in the woodland area in our grounds
  • Nuffield and Talkboost interventions to support language and communication development