Early Years

Please see our Admissions section for how to apply for a place and details on the sessions offered.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a Government Framework that sets out the minimum standards of care and learning that all early years providers need to meet. It has been designed to ensure that settings provide a safe and secure learning environment allowing each individual child to learn and develop at their own pace. The EYFS provides a set of Early Learning Goals that most children should be able to achieve by the end of their Reception year. These are grouped into the following Primary and Specific areas.

Three Primary areas:
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal Social and Emotional Development

And four Specific areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

At Crazy 4 Kids your child will be allocated a keyworker who will continually listen, observe and assess your child to ensure that their targets are met and future targets are accurately set. They will consult with you on your child’s individual needs and carry out specific planning for your child to meet their individual needs which will be recorded in your child’s Learning Journal. You are free to view and comment on your child’s Learning Journal at any time.

Social skills are important too and mealtimes are a particularly good source of learning these. Children are encouraged to sit down together in groups and serve themselves, placing an early emphasis on social graces and table manners. We help the children to develop healthy eating habits by providing healthy snacks and the development of our own organic vegetable plot.

We will begin to teach your child how to take responsibility for their own personal hygiene by emphasizing the importance of hand washing before and after eating. If they are not yet toilet trained that is not a problem as we will work closely with you and your child to work towards them becoming ‘dry’ when they are ready.

Getting Ready for School
In the year leading up to your child starting school we will work closely with the Reception Class Teacher to develop the skills that children will need to succeed at school. A varied programme of activities will be available daily to develop and encourage emergent writing, mathematics, reading, information technology, role play, construction and many others. We will work hard to extend each child’s learning and prepare them for a successful transition into school.