Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At Tots ’R’ Us Nursery we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. To help achieve this, we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in a safe and stimulating environment. We hope to support the children in our care and help them reach their full potential.

The EYFS is the period from birth until a child is five years old. This is a very important stage in a child's life as it aims to provide children with a broad range of knowledge and skills to provide the right foundation for 'school readiness' and good future progress through school and life. 

"Staff demonstrate high expectations of children they care for. This builds on children's confidence, fosters their positive behaviour and helps them to develop strong friendships with others."

Ofsted 2017

EYFS Curriculum

The EYFS Curriculum consists of Early Learning Goals that are set out into three prime areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language               

And four specific areas of learning and development:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

2 Year Progress Check

The Early Years Foundation Stage requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime learning and development areas when the child is between 24-36 months.

The aim of the progress check is to:

  • Review a child’s development in the three prime areas of the EYFS.

  • Ensure that parents/carers have a clear picture of their child’s development.

  • Enable practitioners to understand the child’s needs and plan activities to meet them within our setting.

  • Enable parents/carers to understand the child’s needs and, with support from practitioners, enhance development at home.

  • Note areas where a child is progressing well and identifies any areas where progress is less than expected.

  • Describe actions the provider intends to take to address any developmental concerns (including working with other professionals where appropriate). 

You can find out more about the Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework on the Government website.