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The Early Years Foundation Stage

at Netherton Moss


Our Curriculum

‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.

A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right’.


(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage April 2017)


At Netherton Moss we acknowledge the four guiding principles (EYFS 2017) which should shape practice –


• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.


• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.


• children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.


• children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


Our classroom environments are carefully resourced and organised to reflect these principles.  When planning, we consider all children’s individual needs, interests and stages of development.  We aim to plan challenging and enjoyable experiences and activities, through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity, across all seven areas of learning and development.


Please consult -


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage April 2017


We also refer to the non-statutory guidance -


‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2012


‘Early years outcomes’  2013


Early Years Policy