Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the name given to the Nursery and Reception years. It is called the Foundation Stage because it underpins all future learning. At Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School we recognise that children learn best by doing things that they really enjoy and so the majority of the learning activities we provide are play based, active and fun. The activities are also carefully planned to develop new skills and areas of knowledge. Our skilled staff continually assess children so they may successfully facilitate what the child’s next learning step should be.
At the start of Reception the children are assessed using the Reception Baseline which is a statutory national assessment. At the end of Reception children are assessed using the EYFS Profile and their progress towards meeting the Early Learning Goals.
We have our excellent Nursery Class and two Reception classes. Each class is taught by a qualified teacher with support from teaching assistants.