The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. It is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all early years providers have to work towards, to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. That is why the foundation years are often referred to as the building blocks for life.

The EYFS is divided into 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals’ engagement with your child’s play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge. Regular assessments will tell us about your child’s progress through the EYFS. These are logged in each child’s development record.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
Communication and Language (CL)
Physical Development (PD)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
Literacy (L)
Mathematics (M)
Understanding the World (UW)
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
EYFS identifies characteristics of effective learning

If you would like further information, you can find the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at:

Key Person

At Inaya Early Years each child is allocated a Key Person who will help your child to develop and learn through playing, using a variety of equipment and resources. Through play each Key Person will support children in the development of their personal, social and emotional skills, whilst keeping them safe. Your child’s allocated Key Person will record their activities and progress within our online Learning Journal which you can access at your leisure. Key Person will also give verbal feedback about what your child has been doing during the day, what they have enjoyed and how they are progressing. They should also give you ideas as to how you can support your child’s learning at home.

Special Education Need (SEN)

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