Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is for children from 0 – 5 years old and has its own framework. At Maple Tree, we accept children from the age of 2. This includes our Mulberries Pre-school , for children aged 2-4, in their own purpose built building and a Reception class, Fir class, for children aged 4-5.
Our Foundation Stage has a teacher/Key Stage Leader (Mrs Annie Bardell) in Reception and a number of room/play leaders and teaching assistants across all 3 classes/rooms. Where necessary, there are additional learning support assistants for individual children.
Planning is thematic and differentiated to suit the needs of the children in the different classes/rooms. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, learning is undertaken both indoors and out and is based on learning through play with additional adult led focussed activities and circle times to support learning.