Across our Early Years Foundation Stage, we promote and hope to instill a love of learning within children that will inspire and challenge them through a balance of child-initiated, adult-guided and adult-led activities. Many of these activities are play-based and practical, and children can access them across both indoor and outdoor environments. Allowing children the opportunity to pursue their own interests and explore independently, in addition to adult led tasks, ensures that they know that their own ideas are valued and they are able to apply their learning to a range of areas, embedding knowledge and further developing their skills. It also helps them to become independent thinkers, problem-solvers and risk-assessors!
This provides them with firm foundations and the best possible start to the rest of their journey through school, and beyond.