Springwood Infant and

Junior School Federation

Believing is achieving


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - What to expect

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years.  Children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active, creative and being asked questions to help their thinking. After each age band we give you an example of some ideas and tips as to how you can help your child’s learning and development.


Our philosophy is the children learn best through child initiated play and focussed learning.  This involves an active curriculum where children lead their learning and adults develop their thinking making the most of the inside and outside environment  (in all weathers!).   


If your child is in EYFS, you will be able to keep track of their progress on 'Tapestry', an online learning journal. We welcome your contributions to this so that we can best understand how they think and learn in a variety of environments.