The Early Years Foundation Stage

Every child deserves the best possible start in life. We at British Oak Tree School provide your child with a safe, secure and enjoyable environment. We believe “Every Child Matters” and children are happiest when they are exploring within a comfortable and warm environment which is why we promote learning and development through fun and play.
Our objective is to help your child achieve their full potential, by providing a happy and relaxed environment for their individual needs, active learning opportunities both in and outdoor, and support from our British trained practitioners who have a passion for childcare.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Principles

The EYFS Principles guide the work of all practitioners into four distinctive but complementary sections;

Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth, who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a practitioner

Enabling Environment

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected

Details of curriculum

Children are competent learners from birth who learn and develop in a wide variety of ways. All practitioners observe the children carefully whilst in their care, consider their needs and interests which co insides with their development at that given time. These elements provide information to help the practitioner plan challenging and enjoyable experiences across all areas of learning and development.
The Six Areas of Learning and Development
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

    This includes; socialising, building relationships, being healthy and communities
  • Communication, Language and Literacy

    This includes; reading, mark making, talking and thinking
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World

    This includes; construction, environment, exploring small world activities and ICT
  • Physical Development

    This includes; exploring outside and inside the school setting
  • Creative Development

    This includes; being messy with all types of materials, arts and crafts, and role playing with peers
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

    This includes; shapes, numbers, measures and sizing.