Early Years Foundation Stage and other Helpful Guidance

The EYFS or Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum which is followed by the majority of Early Years Settings.  It is also the curriculum your child will follow until the end of Reception.  We will be following the revised EYFS from September 2021.

The EYFS areas of learning are:

  • communication and language.
  • physical development.
  • personal, social and emotional development.
  • literacy.
  • mathematics.
  • understanding the world.
  • expressive arts and design.

The full curriculum can be found here – 

EYFS framework 2021

The Department for Education has released a new guide for parents to go alongside the new EYFS.  This gives guidance as to what to expect as your child goes through the stages of the EYFS.  Please see the link below;

 

What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS

At First Steps we aim to support parents and carers in their understanding of the EYFS through Parent Consultations, Curriculum Days and through information at pre-school.

 

We follow Norfolk school term dates

Autumn Term 2021

Monday 6th September to Friday 17th December 2021

Half term: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021

Spring Term begins on Wednesday 5th January 2022

 

Please note fees from September 2021: £12.50 a session or £4.16 an hour One off registration fee of £10.00