Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Our Philosophy:

At Our Lady’s, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn. We firmly believe that creating an inclusive and enabling environment is essential in promoting high standards of early years’ education. We aim to provide a fun and exciting learning environment for the children where they can feel safe and confident to make their own choices, take risks and be independent. We believe that allowing children to have the freedom to explore is vital as it allows them to develop their personality, curiosity, imagination, language and social skills. We provide them with plenty of opportunities to engage in messy play as well as being provided with outdoor play opportunities.

We believe it is important that adults take an active role in child initiated play through observing, modelling, facilitating and extending their play. Getting the balance right between child-initiated play and adult-led activities is very important to us.