Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

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. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.


How my child will be learning?

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.


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;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.



Range of Activities

Our wide range of activities at Beanies Nursery helps our learners to absorb more  all whilst having fun. At Beanies children move between  enriched rooms that work in consort with their ability to maintain attention.

Research shows children placed in a novel and stimulating environment , such as Beanies but one that is not not over-stimulating, are more focused.

At typical day at Beanies consists of a balance of: child-initiated, teacher-directed, indoor and outdoor play and a variety of quiet and active groups.


Professional and Caring Staff

You can rest assured that all our staff are professional and understand the ethos of Beanies Childcare, that is to place children’s needs paramount.

From our qualified teachers to our administration team all Beanies staff members respect individual needs and value the cultural practices and beliefs of the children and families that use our service.

The nursery has a key-persons system in operation. You child will be given a member of staff who will be responsible for the initial settling-in period, this will enable your child to form a bond with his/her key-persons helping their transition into Beanies Nursery a smooth and happy one.