EYFS is an important stage in education as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Below you can find the framework we use at Lily Lane to support your child’s development and learning in EYFS.


EYFS Framework

This link will take you to the document ‘What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a guide for parents‘. We think it’s really helpful.



The EYFS is based upon four principles:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • 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 and/or carers;
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.


At Lily Lane we aim to ensure:

  • That children access a broad and balanced curriculum that gives them the broad range of knowledge and skills needed for good progress through school and life
  • That each child is offered a wide range of new and exciting experiences and gives them the opportunity to consolidate, explore and test them out along with their own, individual experiences
  • That each child, through encouragement and high expectations, develops to the full, socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally
  • To support children in building relationships through the development of social skills such as cooperation and sharing
  • Quality and consistency in teaching and learning so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • Close partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
  • Every child is included and supported through equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • To give each child a happy, positive and fun start to their school life in which they can establish solid foundations on which to expand and foster a deep love of learning