Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

Clubland is committed to meeting the requirements of the welfare regulations of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 (EYFS). EYFS applies to all children from birth through to the end of reception year. More information about EYFS is available from the Department for Education's website.

The designated EYFS coordinator at Clubland is Carrie Nixon who is responsible for:

  • Supporting Managers in their role to meet the EYFS requirements
  • Staff training in EYFS
  • Updating our Pupil Passport.

At each setting the manager is responsible for: 

  • Identifying EYFS children when they join the club, ensuring they have completed a 'Pupil Passport' and sharing this information with other staff.
  • Assigning a key person for each EYFS child and sharing this information with children/parents and carers.
  • Agreeing information sharing policies with the school as primary EYFS provider and gaining parental consent for this where necessary.
  • Liaising with Primary EYFS provider and parents to discuss what support Clubland offers to EYFS children.

Clubland offers a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Clubland always follows the playwork principles , allowing children to choose how they occupy their time, and never forces them to participate in an activity.

We recognise the four overarching principles of EYFS.

  • A Unique Child: Every child is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. We use positive encouragement and praise to motivate the children in our care.
  • Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. We aim to develop caring, respectful, professional relationships with children and their families.
  • Enabling Environments: Children learn and develop well in environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and where there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers. We observe children in order to understand their current interests and development before planning appropriate play-based activities for them.
  • Children and learn in different ways and at different rates. The EYFS framework covers the education and care of all children in Early Years provision, including children with special educational needs and disablilities.  We tailor experiences we offer the children in our care according to thier individual needs and abilities.