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Feniscowles Primary School

Feniscowles Primary School

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Principles of EYFS at Feniscowles

Principles of EYFS


The four principles of the EYFS underpin our curriculum and provision during your child's reception year at Feniscowles Primary School.


All children develop in different ways and development is not a linear or automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments that encourage their engagement and recognise their strengths. All children have agency and curiosity to learn, and will interact with other people and the world around them in different ways. Understanding these different ways of knowing about the world is central to understanding who children are and how best to support their development. 



The four guiding principles of the Early years foundation stage are:


1.    A Unique Child – every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.


2.    Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent through a warm and loving  positive secure relationships with parents and/or other key persons


3.    Enabling Environments – 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/carers.


4.    Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.








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