Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Headley Park we follow the EYFS framework. Within this framework there are four guiding principles which shape our practice. These are:

  1. Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.
  2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  3. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with responsive teaching and support from adults, who cater 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 carers.
  4. 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).