Early years foundation stage
At Greenacre we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
We recognise that each child is a unique learner and develops quickly in the early years. We aim to give our youngest students the best possible start on their academic learning journey. We provide a happy, secure, creative learning environment both indoors and outdoors.
We believe that learning through play is key to a child’s development and therefore place emphasis on teaching through investigating and learning through doing. All teachers in Early Years and Foundation Stage are native English speakers and each class has a Teaching Assistant.
Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children have the right to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. At Greenacre we believe in offering our EYFS children an enabling environment that encourages development towards their potential.
The EYFS is divided into seven areas of learning. These are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design.
These areas of learning are used to plan your child’s learning which has been designed to suit your child’s individual and unique needs.