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All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery School

The Early Years Foundation Stage

What is it?

The EYFS seeks to ensure that whichever nursery parents choose, they can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.

The EYFS principles that guide the work of all practitioners are grouped as follows:

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. The commitments are focused around development, inclusion, safety, health and well-being.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and a key person. The commitments are focused around respect, partnership with parents, supporting learning, and the role of the key person.


 Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning. The commitments are focused around observations, assessment and planning; support for every child; the learning environment; and the wider context - transitions, continuity, and multi-agency working.

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interlinked.

This approach ensures that the EYFS meets the overarching aim of improving outcomes and promotes children's right to grow up safe; healthy; enjoying and achieving; making a position contribution; and with economic well-being.

To read more about the Parents guide to the Early Years framework, follow this link:

EYFS Parents Guide

The EYFS highlights the importance of  practitioners and parents collaborating to support children's development, learning and wellbeing. Please help us to establish this relationship by contributing and joining in as much as possible with our topics and activities.