Early Years Foundation Stage

At Orchard Head, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) consists of a Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds, and two Reception classes. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the staff ensure that planning supports the children’s needs, furthers their learning and extends their interests.

We want all of our children to be independent and inquisitive learners. We place great emphasis on supporting children to develop their confidence and self-esteem, and to realise their full potential. Children are encouraged to explore and investigate, and to question and develop their own ideas.

Learning should be fun and learning through play is at the heart of the EYFS. We provide a safe, stimulating and inviting environment where children can experience a wide range of activities and learning opportunities both inside and outside.

We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life. We work in close partnership with parents, carers and families to ensure their well-being now and success in the future.