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early years foundation stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

What is the EYFS?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a non statutory document that we use to track childrens’ progress and plan for them individually.

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care, learning and needs.

More information on the EYFS is displayed on the parents’ noticeboard.

Key Person

Each child has a key person your child’s key person has special responsibilities for supporting your child, giving them reassurance so that they feel safe and cared for. Your child’s key person will:

  • Support your child to become familiar with the setting and to feel safe and confident.
  • Liaise daily to make sure the needs of your child are being met appropriately.
  • Makes sure that records of development and progress are shared with you and other professionals as necessary.
  • Have the responsibility for creating the atmosphere in which your child can thrive.

You can have access to your child’s information at any time and can discuss any areas that you would like us to work on within our setting. If you would like to have a meeting with your child’s key worker, then again, please do ask. Any decisions about your child or changes in the way we are supporting them will be discussed with you.

All children have a daily book, this is completed by their key person and it informs you about your child’s day. We encourage you to use the book to leave us any message or news about your childs’ interests and development.

Policies and Procedures

Here at Ashworth View Nursery we comply with current legislation by having policies which are regularly reviewed and updated. All parents/carers have access to these policies which are displayed in the entrance hall.

Comments, Compliments and Complaints

We welcome your ideas and comments. If you have anything you would like to tell us about, then please fill out a slip and post it in the red post box, situated in the main entrance.