Early Years Foundation Stage

“The ladder of education can never be secure unless that first rung is firmly in place”.

Our vision here at St. Augustine’s Foundation Stage is for every child to feel happy, safe and excited to become confident young learners who enjoy coming to share their learning with us every day.

We strive to nurture trusting, open and caring relationships with every child and pride ourselves on the strength of our positive relationship with families.

We endeavour to work seamlessly together to ensure every child reaches their full potential in a warm and caring emotional, indoor and outdoor learning environment. This reflects our goal for every child to grow as competent, independent learners.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years -whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in school – the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child.

The EYFS is all about developing key skills. There are 7 areas of learning which are as follows:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and design