Our aims for the teaching and learning of Early Years relate to the principles in the Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance.

We aim:

  • To provide a rich and varied environment that will challenge and stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination both indoors and outdoors
  • To develop positive attitudes towards learning and to display high levels of motivation
  • To develop independence and responsibility within a supportive and secure environment
  • To place an emphasis on positive and caring human relationships
  • To develop each child’s self-esteem through praise and encouragement
  • To provide first-hand experiences and encourage children through purposeful play
  • To begin to build links between home and school, valuing the contribution that parents make to their child’s education
  • To provide equal opportunities for learning irrespective of gender, race, cultural background or special needs
  • To provide a varied and challenging curriculum in accordance with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage seven areas of Learning and Development
  • To educate the whole child emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually
  • To carefully plan to meet the needs of individual children