Early Years Foundation Stage
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is comprised of two year groups: nursery (ages 3-4) and reception (ages 4-5). At BSM we deliver the 7 areas of learning through a play based curriculum using the 2012 EYFS framework. We provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment allowing children to settle quickly and become competent learners.
In the two years that your child is in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), they will experience a rich play based curriculum focused on their needs as a unique child. They will also enter a dynamic and challenging - yet safe and secure - environment created to foster their confidence to explore and learn. Your child learns in many different ways at this age and through a strong staff to student ratio, we are able to provide opportunities for your child to encounter experiences which deepen their understanding as they play, talk, observe, plan, question, repeat, reflect and respond to adults and each other. Children are actively involved in creating bright stimulating learning environments which are designed to be inviting and encourage their full participation in a variety of activities both indoors and out.
We place a strong emphasis on teachers and parents working in partnership and this is strengthened by the daily soft starts, a flexible start when parents are welcome for the first half hour of the day. The EYFS framework is used to focus on 7 key areas: