Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage


Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the Early Years has a major impact on their future life. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities as they grow through school life.
We work closely with parents to gain an insight into their child’s interests, to provide the best possible learning opportunities. At St Michael’s, learning through play underpins the delivery of the Early Years curriculum.

The curriculum covers seven areas of learning,

  • Literacy – communication and language development
  • Mathematics –
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We provide well planned experiences based on the children’s interests both indoors and outdoors, with staff supporting children to learn with enjoyment and challenge.