Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year. At Corbridge CofE First School, children join Nursery the September after their third birthday and move to Reception in the September following their fourth birthday.

The EYFS is based upon four themes:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

It is envisaged that if the first 3 are successful, they will all contribute to the last.


A Unique Child

At Corbridge CofE First School, we recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Within our EYFS, we believe children are at the centre of their learning, therefore, we uphold a strong child-centred philosophy.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be accessed here.
Information about the Reception Baseline Assessment can be found here.
If you would like to read more about the NELI (Nuffield Early Language Intervention) programme, you can here.