The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Willowcroft
Our aim is for all children to be safe, happy and motivated to come to school to learn. When we think about learning in the Early Years we mean play, exploration and social development as well as developing academically. For this reason, we have a play based learning environment, which enables children to develop at their own pace, to explore and make choices about their learning. Adults support and develop children’s understanding by interacting and observing children as they play, in order to move them on to the next stage of their development. Practitioners also focus on nurturing positive, learning behaviours, enabling children to be lifelong learners.