Lenthall Infant & Nursery

Lenthall Infant & Nursery
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EYFS curriculum

The EYFS Reform 2021 

In September 2021, there will be some changes to the EYFS curriculum. All Early Years providers must follow the new framework. Here is a snapshot for you of the reforms that are taking place. Please click here 

Here is a more detailed powerpoint of the EYFS reforms and how this will look like in the Early Years Setting  - please click here

EYFS Curriculum Intent

At Lenthall Infants & Nursery we understand that purposeful play is a very important part of the EYFS curriculum and is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge. By providing a variety of learning experiences, we aim to help all children develop a positive attitude towards their learning within a caring environment. We recognise that parents are children’s first educators and we therefore seek to develop an effective partnership between home and school.

We believe that all children deserve an education rich in wonder and memorable experiences that allows children's natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of knowledge and skills. We believe that an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.

At Lenthall, although we may be a small school, we recognise that our children have varied life experiences before they join us in EYFS. We aim to provide rich, creative learning experiences that reflect the needs and interests of our children.

 We fully believe that every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be  resilient, capable, confident and self-assured; 

  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships; 
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and 
  • children develop and learn in different ways and 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. 

The Development Matters document along with the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals set out end of reception year expectations for children by the end of the Foundation Stage. Lenthall Infants & Nursery recognises the crucial role that Early Year’s education has to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.