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Early Years
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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that all early year’s settings must meet to ensure that all children learn and develop well. The EYFS promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school.

There are four guiding principles that should shape practice in the early years settings these are -

A unique child - every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.


Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments - children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.

Learning and Development - importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.

Preschool in Essex
Preschool in Essex

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