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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)                                                

The Early Years Foundation Stage has the following four distinct but complimentary themes:

A Unique Child  - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling environments- The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning

Learning and developing- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning Development are equally important and interconnected.
There's a Parent's Guide To The Early Years Foundation Stage via our Useful Links.

You can find more detailed information in the document 'Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage' on our Forms & Letters page - click here  

Our Commitment

Stretton Pre-School will endeavour to fulfil these commitments by offering a diverse and flexible learning environment which will incorporate the needs and interests of the children.

We believe strongly in a good partnership with parents and carers and will work closely with you and your family.

We operate a key person system and a folder of achievement will be produced by your child’s key person who will develop a working relationship with you during your time with us.

We value all children’s achievements no matter how small or insignificant they may look.

We hope this record of your children’s milestones and achievements will show you the many ways your child is developing and learning all within a play based effective environment.

We use the different surrounding influences so we can enrich children’s learning and also incorporate the different learning styles that each of us have.

Children and adults all develop a style of learning in which they can flourish and learn best. For some this will be through trial and error, for others it will be from listening or watching others first and then mimicking. For some outside and on a large scale for others they like to be inside feeling warm and secure.

As we are all such individuals and have different needs the settings try to offer the play and learning in many diverse ways. We also use both the indoor and outdoor environments so we can reach the needs of individuals at different times and in different ways.

We are all enthusiastic practitioners and believe in building strong foundations and the importance of an early years education in a play based learning environment.  

We will support and nourish the children in our care so they can become successful confident learners.

We can only achieve this with a good partnership with you and your family. Communication is the key to a successful partnership. 

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