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What is the EYFS?
The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. We adhere to the ‘Statutory Framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the four guiding principles that shape practice within Early Years settings:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;

  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;

  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/ carers;

  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

A snapshot of Early Years at Radleys

The EYFS unit at Radleys

Radleys EYFS unit offers a 26 place Nursery (15 or 30 hours) and a 30 place Reception class. These classes boast three indoor learning areas and a large outdoor learning space. We pride ourselves on providing a stimulating, enabling environment from which high quality learning can occur. We offer experienced, nurturing and passionate teachers and practitioners who are responsive to children and their learning.

Have a look at our curriculum tab below to find out more about our EYFS curriculum.

Partnership with Parents at Radleys

We recognise the central importance of parents/carers as children’s first educators. We believe they have a significant role to play in the lifelong education of their child. We strive to create and maintain partnerships with parents/carers as we recognise that together, we can have a significant impact on a child’s learning. We welcome and actively encourage parents to participate confidently in their child’s education and care in numerous ways. 

  • Regular and timely parent consultation sessions.

  • Half-termly newsletter detailing your child’s current learning

  • Regular parent/child reading sessions

  • Half-termly inspire sessions to share learning experiences

Practitioners play and interact with the children alongside parents and this three way relationship provides the foundation for a strong and effective partnership.

We invite all parents to celebrate their children’s achievements in school by sharing their ‘wow’ moments from home. These are then celebrated in school.

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